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Caps vs. Skins, By the Numbers

Chatting at 11:30. Submit questions here. In the meantime, here are a few numbers concerning the Caps and the Skins.

Margin of Victory

The Redskins' margin of victory in their two wins is a total of 5. The Caps' margin of victory in their two wins is a total of 5.

Early Scoring

In the first 30 minutes of their two wins, the Redskins have scored a total of six points. In the first 30 minutes of their two wins, the Caps have scored a total of six goals. (For the season, the Redskins are averaging 3.25 points in the first 30 minutes, while the Caps are averaging 3.0 goals in that span.)

Lighting the Lamp

In four games, the Redskins have scored six touchdowns; Santana Moss and Chris Cooley lead the way with two each. In two games, the Capitals have scored 10 goals; Alex Ovechkin and Brooks Laich lead the way with three each.

The 2008 Draft

In the second round of the 2008 draft, the Redskins drafted Malcolm Kelly, Devin Thomas and Fred Davis. They combined for -2 receiving yards in their most recent game. In the second round of the 2008 draft, the Caps drafted Eric Mestery. He's not on the big-league roster this year, which means in his most recent NHL game, he had more receiving yards than the Skins' trio, combined.

MVP Awards

In the last 36 years, the Redskins have had two NFL MVPs. In the last two years, the Capitals have had two NHL MVPs.

Wins and Losses

The Redskins have started the season 3-0 once in the 17 years since they last won a Super Bowl. With a win Tuesday night in Philly, the Caps will be 3-0.

By Dan Steinberg  |  October 6, 2009; 10:23 AM ET
Categories:  Caps , Redskins  
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Comments

Great stuff.

Posted by: sitruc | October 6, 2009 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Can you start an ongoing feature called "Fail to the Redskins?'

Posted by: TheFunBunch | October 6, 2009 10:42 AM | Report abuse

However, if the Caps lose tonight in Philly then I think we should fire Boudreau.

Posted by: fushezzi | October 6, 2009 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Don't forget benching AO for whomever the Collins equivalent would be (Ridley?).

Posted by: Section117 | October 6, 2009 10:46 AM | Report abuse

I'm a huuuge Caps fan and a casual fan. Let's just stop comparing the two already. The skins won multiple superbowls. Until the caps win one, we shouldn't even dare compare the two.

Nothing matters without the Cup. Everything else is horse crap.

Posted by: Andoy | October 6, 2009 11:37 AM | Report abuse

As a Ravens fan, I laughed out loud at the comparison. As far as comparing the two, who cares if they have a championship? The fact is the Redskins suck this year, and the Caps are really good, as evidenced by some of these numbers.

Posted by: TheDoubleAlex | October 6, 2009 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Remember the Caps were "really good" too 3 years ago when they started 3-0. Two months later, their coach then was fired.

Let's simma da naaa.

Besides, the article was invoking numbers from years past. It's just fair to include championship banners.

Posted by: Andoy | October 6, 2009 12:18 PM | Report abuse

The Bog has been suffering lately, Dan. If you were on 'Page 2' or something, you'd be getting ripped apart by hundreds of anonymous flamers right now. Redskins aren't the only thing around that needs to step their game up

Posted by: JohnnyBlades | October 6, 2009 12:19 PM | Report abuse

I'm a huuuge Caps fan and a casual fan. Let's just stop comparing the two already. The skins won multiple superbowls. Until the caps win one, we shouldn't even dare compare the two.

Nothing matters without the Cup. Everything else is horse crap.

Posted by: Andoy | October 6, 2009 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Yeah Steinz this post is weak sauce

Posted by: jonthefisherman | October 6, 2009 12:30 PM | Report abuse

chris carter = waste of oxygen

Posted by: jonthefisherman | October 6, 2009 12:32 PM | Report abuse

steinz= grasping for content

Posted by: jonthefisherman | October 6, 2009 12:33 PM | Report abuse

For me, last week's NFL film's audio byte of Zorn's demeaning sideline discussion with JC, said it all. From that audio, I can infer that Zorn is being made to play Campbell, by his top dawg-boss, Snyder.
I guess I've joined the chorus from around the nation, that it's a real shame that the team is Danni's play- toy. (and he hides behind Vinni)

Posted by: Max231 | October 6, 2009 12:42 PM | Report abuse

You forgot one:
In their history the Redskins have 3 Super Bowl wins, the Caps have 0 Stanley Cups

Posted by: paintbynumbers | October 6, 2009 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Steinberg - we all know teh Redskins have played awful this year and the media has had a field day with it. However, have you not ever heard of the phrase "less is more"? Obviously not because this Bog Post is PATHETIC!!!!

When the Skins were in the playoffs in 2005 and 2007 I don't remember ONE post by you or any other media members comparing the Skins success to the Nats or Caps.

The comparisons are nonsense and stop boring us with them.

Your funny posts are starting to look like anti-skins bias. Be careful or you will start getting the dreaded JLa comparisons!!!!

Posted by: PASkinsFan2 | October 6, 2009 3:50 PM | Report abuse

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