Redskins coming up short on 3rd-down conversions

Updated: October 12, 2012, 6:21 AM ET
Associated Press

ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins have no single answer to why they're last in the league when it comes to converting on third down.

Teams with poor third-down conversion percentages often explain the problem comes from not gaining enough yards on first and second down to set up short third-down tries.

But it's not so simple for the Redskins. They rank last in the NFL, converting just 23.3 percent of their third downs (14 of 60).

"I don't think it's ever one thing in particular," ...

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