Below is a ranking of important categories of offense and where the Washington Redskins or Kirk Cousins rank in each of them.
|TEAM OR PLAYER||CATEGORY||TOTAL||RANK|
|Redskins||Yards per game||426.4/game||2|
|Redskins||Yards per play||6.5||2|
|Redskins||Rush yards per game||111.5||11|
|Redskins||Rush play percent||37.83||22|
|Redskins||Rush yards percent||26.16||28|
|Redskins||Pass yards per game||314.8||2|
|Redskins||Pass plays percent||62.17||11|
|Redskins||Pass yards percent||73.84||5|
|Redskins||3rd down conv||47.92||3|
|Redskins||Red zone TD percent||43.48||29|
|Redskins||Points per game||25.5||9|
|Redskins||Yards per point||16.8||23|
|K. Cousins||Passing yards||3540||2|
|K. Cousins||Complete %||68.4||5|
|K. Cousins||Yards per pass||8.1||4|
|K. Cousins||Net yards/pass||7.6||4|
|K. Cousins||Passer rating||101.4||6|
|K. Cousins||TD passes||20||9T|
|K. Cousins||Plays 20+ yards||47||3|
|K. Cousins||Plays 40+ yards||8||6T|
As you can see, Washington is a pass-heavy offense that is extremely effective and gaining yards, both through long and sustained drives and in getting big chunks of yards quickly. Washington is less effective at scoring, however, a problem which has lasted the entire season and which has earned much discussion.
Although Washington does not run that often, it usually runs with good success. It is possible Washington should run more often, though the success of the passing game probably has great influence over the play-calling.
The key to the success of Washington’s offense appears to be the effectiveness and efficiency of its quarterback, Kirk Cousins, who is in the top five or six in virtually every important statistical category, apart from touchdown passes, where he still ranks in the top ten of the NFL.
The picture that emerges from these numbers is of an extremely prolific offense that, if it improved its efficiency in the red zone, would probably be the best in the NFL.