Redskins Step Up in Huge Divisional Game

Coming off a year where the Redskins won the NFC East, the Redskins had high expectations for this upcoming year. And to start off this year they got a young talented receiver Josh Doctson in the draft to an already talented receiving core.  Defensively, they got one of the best cornerbacks in the league Josh Norman, signing him to 5 year $75 million.

With all of this talent coming on to the field, how are they doing this season?

WEEK 1: Coming into the first home game of the season vs the Steelers, the Redskins were prepared to start a hyped up season. But it did not go as planned. As the Pittsburgh offense had a field day against the Redskins in all phases of the game. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger went 27/37 putting up 300 yards mostly coming from one of the best receivers in the game, Antonio Brown, who had 8 catches for 126 yards. The Redskins defense could not get off the field as the Steelers just simply dominated the game.

WEEK 2: The Redskins looked to bounce back week 2 vs the division rival Dallas Cowboys but again the Redskins defense struggled getting off the field. Though, Kirk Cousins and the Redskins offense put up over 300 yards on offense, they still could not score when in the red zone. This was a hard one to swallow for Washington as they started off the season 0-2 putting them in a hole and lowering there chances to make the playoffs.

WEEK 3: An 0-3 start for Washington could early on wash away their chances of making the playoffs, so the Redskins needed to step up in their first away game of the season, against the high powered offense of the New York Giants. All the talk has been about Beckham vs Norman and this game was a must win for Washington. This was a high scoring fast paced game as both teams defenses could not stop the opposing offense. The Redskins Dustin Hopkins kicked and made 5 field goals none more important than the last one as he knocked down a late go ahead field goal to put the Redskins up 29-27. The Giants got the ball back and were driving down the field, but QB Eli Manning made a crucial mistake as Linebacker Su’a Cravens picked him off and sealed the game for the Skins. This was a team win for Washington as big players stepped up in big moments.

This needs to continue if the Redskins want to have any hope of winning the NFC East again.

On Sunday, the Redskins will face the Cleveland Browns at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. at 1pm These type of games, where you’re opponent is not contending for the playoffs, are must-win. #HTTR