Since Mark is angry with me, I decided to do the math and see if he was right, because I’m a standup, nice guy. :)
And it turns out, Mark kind of is!
We have to include the entire 1998 season and the partial 2018 season to get the Redskins to 28 MNF games as cited in the tweet, and the record in that span definitely is 5-23.
So the Skins’ record in that time is 144-187, which is a .435 winning percentage.
So then I wondered, what was the record of their MNF opponents in that span? That turns out to have been .589.
That means that for the last 20 years, the Redskins have basically been the MNF equivalent of the Washington Generals, playing the Harlem Globetrotters whenever they get a Monday game.
And as far as I can tell, that win percentage discrepancy suggests that Washington should’ve won about 8-10 games of those 28. Instead they won just 5. Now…that’s pretty bad, and certainly anomalous…but perhaps indeed not necessarily unfathomable given everything else.
Math, and statistics, are cool. :D