October 20, 2019

Three Things To Watch: Washington Redskins at St. Louis Rams, Week 2

Each week on Friday, as a preview of the upcoming Redskins game, District Sports Page will publish “Three Things to Watch” for that week’s game.  This week, the Skins travel to St. Louis to face the Rams, who passed on the opportunity to draft Robert Griffin III by trading the pick to the Redskins. [Read more…]

Three Things To Watch: Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints, Week 1

Each week on Friday, as a preview of the upcoming Redskins game, District Sports Page will publish “Three Things to Watch” for that week’s game.  This week, the Skins travel to New Orleans to face the Saints, coming off the suspension of their head coach… and a 13-3 regular season. [Read more…]

Three things to watch: New York Jets at Washington Redskins

Each week on Friday, as a preview of the upcoming Redskins game, District Sports Page will publish “Three Things to Watch” for that week’s game.  This week, the Skins host the low-flying New York Jets, second in the AFC East at 6-5 and fighting for their playoff lives.

THE NUMBERS:

New York Jets

6-5, 2nd AFC East

 

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

4-7, 3rd NFC East

Avg. Yds (Rk)

Category

Avg. Yds (Rk)

214.5 (21st)

Pass Off.

236.0 (14th)

100.4 (24th)

Rush Off.

86.4 (31st)

204.6 (7th)

Pass Def.

212.7 (10th)

114.1 (16th)

Rush Def.

117.9 (18th)

THREE THINGS: [Read more…]

Three Things to Watch: Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins

Each week on Friday, as a preview of the upcoming Redskins game, District Sports Page will publish “Three Things to Watch” for that week’s game.  This week, the Skins host the floundering Philadelphia Eagles, in last place in the NFC East with a 1-4 record.

THE NUMBERS:

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

1-4, 4th NFC East

 

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

3-1, 1st NFC East

Avg. Yds (Rk)

Category

Avg. Yds (Rk)

280.0 (8th)

Pass Off.

229.2 (19th)

165.6 (1st)

Rush Off.

126.8 (8th)

211.8 (7th)

Pass Def.

212.0 (8th)

140.2 (28th)

Rush Def.

84.5 (5th)

 

As Rex goes, so go the Skins:  Rex Grossman has to be the most maligned 3-1 quarterback in the game.  At times he’s looked competent, other times… not so much.   Grossman is ranked 24th in the league in passer rating, with six touchdowns and five interceptions with a 58.0 completion percentage.  It’s no secret that Grossman gets flustered when forced from the pocket, so look for the Eagles to steal from the Cowboys’ playbook and use a variety of blitzes to make Grossman think on the move and force him from his comfort zone.  The Skins should counter with more screen passes and draws, so Roy Helu could be a contributing factor in this game. [Read more…]

Three Things to Watch: Washington Redskins at St. Louis Rams

Each week on Friday, as a preview of the upcoming Redskins game, District Sports Page will publish “Three Things to Watch” for that week’s game.  This week, the Skins go to the Gateway City to challenge the 0-3 Rams.

Take care of business:  The Rams are, to put it politely, terrible.  They’ve given up 32.0 points and 426 yards per page thus far and are 31st in the league in total defense.  On offense, where they rank 21st, they’ve averaged 12 points and 315 yards per contest.  That’s not getting it done.  Their best player, running back Steven Jackson, has been hobbled by a quadriceps injury and the team is hopeful to get him back this week, but he’s nowhere near 100 percent.  The Skins just need to play solidly ont he road to beat one of the weaker teams they’ll face this season. [Read more…]

Three Things to Watch: Washington Redskins v. Arizona Cardinals

Each week on Friday, as a preview of the upcoming Redskins game, District Sports Page will publish “Three Things to Watch” for that week’s game.  This week, the Cardinals fly in to town from Arizona.

1)  Tim Hightower v. Cards run defense.  Early this week, Hightower made it no secret he’s looking forward to running against his former team, telling the media “I want to win this game, and we’re going to win this game, but I want to win this game. This one means a lot to me.” 

Hightower rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown in last week’s win over the Giants, but averaged just 2.9 yards per carry.  Got to give the Shanahan’s credit for sticking with the gameplan, but the offensive line needs to do a better job opening holes for Hightower this week.  Also, watch to see if Ryan Torain or rookie Roy Helu pick up a few carries.  Torain did not play and Helu touched the ball just once in the opening day win. [Read more…]

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