It's hard to put the Washington Redskins' recent run of futility into words. Earlier, we did so by putting up a bunch of pictures from Sunday's 19-11 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. That's one way to do the job. Another way is to point out a stunning statistic that shows just how much the team is struggling.
So, here goes. The Redskins have not held a lead in a game since before their bye week.
Yup, it's true. The last time the Redskins were in front on scoreboard was on October 2, when they ended the game with a 17-10 win over the St. Louis Rams. That was 35 days and 240 minutes ago. Since then, the closest the Redskins have been to the lead was in Week 7 against the Carolina Panthers, when a 49-yard Graham Gano field goal tied the game at six.
Otherwise? The Redskins fell behind early against all four teams they played. To put this into perspective, the 2008 Detroit Lions, who went 0-16, did not have a single four-game stretch where they did not hold the lead.
Now you can see why the Redskins' defense has reason to be frustrated, even if they aren't publicly.
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