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Washington Football Team (1-1)


Sat. 8/28 Sun. 9/12 Thu. 9/16 Sun. 9/26 Sun. 10/3
vs. Bal
L 3-37
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vs. LAC
L 16-20
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vs. NYG
W 30-29
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@ Buf
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@ Atl
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Analysis: Washington needs struggling defense to improve

Defense was supposed to be the biggest reason to believe Washington could repeat as NFC East champions, and it still might turn out to be.

But through the first two weeks of the season, the unit led by reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year Chase Young has not lived up to lofty expectations. Quarterback Taylor Heinicke showed Thursday night he could run the offense and led a comeback victory against the New York Giants, and yet the defensive struggles are the biggest question facing Washington going into a brief break before visiting the Buffalo Bills.

Washington allowed New York to score 29 points and gain 391 yards a week after the Chargers put up 20 and 424. That's a far cry from last season, when this unit ranked second in the NFL.

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NFC East Division
TeamWLTPct
Philadelphia 1001.000
Washington 110.500
Dallas 010.000
New York 020.000
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: T. Heinicke458
Pass TDs: T. Heinicke3
Rush Yds: A. Gibson159
Rush TDs: J. McKissic1
Rec Yds: T. McLaurin169
Rec TDs: T. McLaurin1
Int: W. Jackson III1
Sacks: J. Allen3.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 666 (2)
Passing Yards: 471 (2)
Rushing Yards: 213 (2)
Points per game: 23.0 (19)
Yards per game: 333.0 (24)
Touchdowns: 4 (14)
Field Goals: 6 (1)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 815 (31)
Passing Yards: 586 (31)
Rushing Yards: 253 (32)
Points per game: 24.5 (16)
Yards per game: 407.5 (22)
Touchdowns: 4 (27)
Field Goals: 7 (32)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/17 M. Michel pract. squad add
9/17 D. Schoen pract. squad add
9/14 J. Norris active/prac. squad
9/13 K. Shurmur pract. squad add
9/13 J. Norris pract. squad add
9/13 R. Fitzpatrick on IR hip subluxation
9/11 J. Norris active/prac. squad
9/11 E. Pineiro pract. squad del
9/10 C. Samuel on IR groin
9/8 E. Ksiezarczyk pract. squad add
Injuries
Date Player Status
9/13 R. Fitzpatrick hip subluxation (IR)
9/10 C. Samuel groin (IR)
9/1 D. Forrest hamstring (IR)
8/26 R. Leonard undisclosed (IR)
6/4 D. Cantrell undisclosed (IR)
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