Washington Redskins: Three things to watch vs the Los Angeles Rams
When you watched, the Washington Redskins last week what did you see? A total mess, at least on the offensive side of the ball. In week 2 they travel to take on the Los Angeles Rams. It cannot get any worse, can it? That remains to be seen. However, if the Redskins do not win this game the season could drag out exponentially long. Here are three things to watch in week 2.
- The run defense
Can the run defense of the Washington Redskins keep doing what they did last week against the Philadelphia Eagles? IT was a much-improved performance over last season. The Redskins held the Eagles to just 58 yards. That is an average of 2.4 yards. The Eagles longest carry was just 7 yards. If the Redskins are able to keep that going this week, they should have ample opportunity for success.
- Aaron Donald
The Los Angeles Rams had a great defensive performance in week one. Under the direction of new DC Wade Phillips, the defense was flying around and making plays. They were the first defense in NFL history to record 2 pick 6s and a safety on opening day.
Now they get their big boy back in Aaron Donald. The Redskins are going to have to focus their attention on him which could possibly open some plays up for other people. Will Donald be a factor in his first game back?
- Kirk Cousins
Last week and all of the preseason Cousins has not looked right. He has been high with his throws and just not connecting with his receivers. Is this a major issue? Not this early in the season. Given the amount of time that they have actually played at game speed together the timing will get right. The Rams defense is another story.
If that defense plays the same game they played in week one, it could be tough sledding for Kirk Cousins and the Redskins offense. However, last week was against the Colts. This offense is better than that. How does Kirk Cousins rebound from his week one performance?
This is a winnable game or the Washington Redskins. They must find ball control and keep the pressure on the Rams QB, Jared Goff. I do not believe the Rams are as good as they showed last week. Especially on offense. Keep the faith Redskins Nation.
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