Depressing numbers about D.C. sports
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.
| December 16, 2010; 12:23 PM ET
Categories: Caps, Redskins, Wizards
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