Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, October 6, the day before the Redskins take on the undefeated Falcons at FedEx Field.
Game chat tomorrow
Research has shown that up to half of the people watching a sporting event are simultaneously looking at a computer, tablet, smart phone or other device. So while we get great participation in our game chats, we know there are many of you out there who have not pointed your devices to www.RealRedskins.com and joined in the fun.
We’ll get rolling with the game chat at 12:30 in advance of the 1:00 kickoff against the Falcons. It will be Tarik El-Bashir, Jennifer X Williams and yours truly from the press box at FedEx Field.
Sometimes we’ll get rolling early so keep an eye on my slightly revised Twitter handle @Rich_TandlerCSN during the morning.
Who will be the better offense on the field?
You are hearing all about the high-powered offense of the Falcons. But their well-established unit has scored just one more point than the Redskins have. Who really has the better offense?
If you want to talk about passing yards, the Falcons have more. Atlanta has netted 1070 yards through the air while the Redskins have 1003. That’s a difference of about 15 yards a game, a significant advantage but not overwhelming.
The Redskins have a solid edge when it comes to yards on the ground. They have 684 yards rushing in 138 attempts (5.0 per carry) while the Falcons have 391 on 96 attempts (4.1 per carry).
It all adds up to the Redskins being ranked third in the NFL in terms of yards gained with 1687 while the Falcons are 15th with 1461 yards.
The Falcons have faced tougher defenses in terms of yards given up in their four games than have the Redskins. Atlanta’s offense has gone up against three defenses ranked 13th or better and the Redskins have faced three that are 19th or worse including the 30th- and 32nd-ranked units.
We are looking at a small sample size here but based on what we have to examine, the Redskins are on at least equal footing with their Sunday opponents on the offensive side of the ball.
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