Washington Redskins: Good, Bad, and WTF against the Los Angeles Chargers
Well, the season has three weeks left for the Washington Redskins. After a 30-13, loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday the Redskins eliminated themselves from playoff contention. Now, with just those three weeks remaining in the season, a top 10 pick may be in order. Here is the Good, the Bad and the WTF from Sunday’s debacle.
- Tress Way
He is about the only thing I can find that was good on Sunday. He punted the ball 8 times. That, in itself, is bad. However, he often switched the field and put his defense in winning situations. Nonetheless, the defense could not win. Consequently, on a day when the offense and defense were poor, this side of the special teams was good.
- Kirk Cousins
Cousins had his worst outing of the 2017 season. He was 15-27 for 151 yards, 1 TD, and 1 INT. His offensive line would do one of the better jobs of the year. They gave Cousins time to throw the ball on many occasions. He, unfortunately, was off his game on this day. It happens. Although many fans want him gone, I still want him as our long-term answer to the position.
This defense gets worse as the year goes on. Likewise, Josh Norman is getting beat by receivers that are not even number ones. Bashaud Breeland was gifted a TD late in the game. Philip River had over 300 yards against them. He was able to pick them apart at will. The Chargers also ran for 174 yards against this defense.
- Running game
We stated in our weekly keys that this was going to be key for the Washington Redskins. Furthermore, the Chargers are the 31st ranked rush defense in the NFL. Besides that, opposing teams are averaging almost 5 yards per carry. Nevertheless, on Sunday, the Redskins put up measly 65 yards rushing on 21 carries. That is an average of 3 yards per carry. Thus resulting in just an awful display of rush offense.
The key for the remaining three games is going to be the drive of the team. Hence, this team can easily give up and just play out the string. Additionally, they face three teams that are not in the race. The remaining three games are most certainly winnable and they could finish 8-8. So, at that point, we can begin to ask the bigger questions.
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