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Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 12/16/2010

Depressing numbers about D.C. sports

By Dan Steinberg

(By Jae C. Hong - AP)


Here are some fun numbers about Washington sports, circa now.

2-15 That's the combined record of the Wizards, Caps and Redskins in the month of December. The Wizards have chipped in a 1-6 mark, the Caps contributed a 1-7 (counting overtime losses as losses), and the Skins have provided two losses. That's a combined winning percentage of .118. At least the Nats haven't lost.

0-12 That's the Wizards' record on the road. It's the worst road record in the NBA. Only the 0-11 Clippers are also winless on the road.

Know what else? Through five decades of mostly mediocrity, the Packers/Bullets/Wizards have never started a season worse than 0-8 on the road. The franchise started 0-8 on the road in 2006 and 1961, 0-7 on the road in 1986, and 0-6 on the road in 2008, 1971, 1966 and 1962. They play at New Jersey on Thursday night.

6 That's the number of major statistical categories in which the Redskins rank either 31st or 32nd in the NFL. The NFL has 32 teams, by the way. The Skins are last in yards allowed per game (394.8), last in rushing yards allowed per attempt (4.9), last in field-goal percentage (69 percent), last in quarterback hits allowed (88) and second-to-last in third-down percentage (29 percent) and net punting average (33.8).

0.88 That's the decline in goals-per-game for the Caps from last season to this season. Last year, they were at 3.82 per game, more than a half-goal better than anyone else in the NHL. This year, they're stuck at 2.94, good for 10th in the league.

By Dan Steinberg  | December 16, 2010; 12:23 PM ET
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Comments

Dan, you call that fun numbers? More like embarasing. John Wall can't even stay healthy to play in 2 games in a row, the Redskins are toast and the Crapitals won't make it to the Stanley Cup finals this year.

Let's call it what it is DC for Dunce Caps.

Posted by: PensRule | December 16, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Heh, digging the fact that a Pens fan can't recognize when a writer is being self-deprecatingly (city-deprecatingly??) sardonic.

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | December 16, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

2-15... that's just downright embarrassing.
"DC Sports... under-construction since 1991. But at least we're trying!"

Posted by: law3 | December 16, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Guy in the front row is a huge Wu-Tang fan

Posted by: Kev29 | December 16, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Look on the bright side ... the Nats are unbeaten in December!

Posted by: SilverSpring8 | December 16, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Starting from Dec 4th, one of the DC teams has lost every single day except for Dec 13th, when they all had the day off. Luckily we get this Friday off too. But that's 14 losses in 13 days. That has to be some kind of record.

Posted by: djtj | December 17, 2010 1:11 AM | Report abuse

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