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The Washington Redskins 5-2 start shouldn't come as much of a surprise -- if we begin the discussion with their defense, that is. 

Their largely-underrated unit has some key names, but it is truly remarkable for them to be in the Top 5 of most team-defense categories. 

The Redskins defense has been anchored by their dominant front seven, which is mostly responsible for allowing the second-fewest rushing yards (80.1) per game this season. In addition, they are fifth-best in both total yards (325.7) allowed per game and points (19.1) allowed per game. 

This elite unit has also forced the fourth-most fumbles (12) and had the second-most fumble recoveries (7) this season. 

Running backs have been getting bottled up all season by the Redskins, and it would behoove future opponents of theirs to attack via the air. Excluding second meetings against Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys and Saquan Barkley of the New York Giants, the running backs on the Redskins schedule don't pose much of a threat. 

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