Washington Redskins: Three Keys vs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
This week the Washington Redskins are on the road. They get away from the not so friendly confines of FedEx Field (That is a different article in itself). On Sunday, they travel to Tampa Bay to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On paper, this game is relatively easy. However, they do not play the game on paper. Therefore, the Redskins need to be on their game this Sunday. What do they need to do? Here are three keys that will help them to victory down in the Sunshine State.
Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons picked the pass defense of the Washington Redskins apart last week. Ryan threw for 350 yards and 4 TDs. While the Redskins defense had been the weaker area of the defense, it had not been that bad. They face the number one passing offense in the NFL on Sunday. Another performance like last week could lead to devastation.
The Redskins suffered some serious injuries across their offensive line last week. The lost starting LG Shawn Lauvao and RG Brandon Scherff. They signed G Johnathan Cooper and T Austin Howard. To couple that Veteran LT Trent Williams could miss another game with a broken thumb. This new line needs to come together in a hurry.
The Big Play
This is on both sides of the ball. The defense cannot give up the big play. Especially through the air. Meanwhile, the offense needs to make the big play. Currently, the Washington Redskins are the 30th ranked offense when it comes to plays of 25 yards or more. They can fix that by throwing the ball more down the field and receivers getting more yards after the catch.
This is a game that a championship caliber team should go in and dominate. If the Washington Redskins want their fans to believe that they are ready, they will dominate the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If they play to the level of their competition, it could be tough down the stretch.
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