Redskins reporters Rich Tandler and Tarik El-Bashir are looking at what went right and what went wrong during the Redskins 2012 season. Go here to see the other posts in the series.
Today, Rich looks at something that went right, the giveaway-takeaway ratio.
If you were looking for reasons why the Redskins went 5-11 in 2011 to 10-6 and NFC East champs last year you don’t have to look too far past their turnover ratio. In 2011 they were awful, giving the ball away 35 times and taking it away 21 times, a minue-14 differential that was 30th in the league. They turned the ball over at least once every single game.
The 2012 Redskins flipped that ratio the other way around. Their turnover differential was plus-17.