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In their last five games, teams have completed third-down conversations more than half the time against Washington, the worst mark in the league.
Holy cow. In the last five games the Redskins have allowed 54.1 percent of third downs to be converted, worst in the nfl. Good morning!— John Keim (@john_keim) December 5, 2018
Inviting opponents to continue their drives is never a solid game plan.
As you could've guessed, this has not gone well for Washington, who has gone 1-4 over this span. This is a terrible time for this defense to break down since the offense has now become a liability. They're going to need this unit to do a complete 180 if they want to make the playoffs which will not be an easy task.
It may not be pretty but the #Redskins coaching staff will have to make the final four games ugly. They must depend heavily on running the ball, playing defense and winning the turnover battle. Basically, what they were doing early in the season.— Lake Lewis Jr (@LakeLewis) December 7, 2018
Over this span, the Redskins have also allowed 24.6 points per game which is towards the bottom half of the league. Considering the fact that their outing against the Buccaneers where they only allowed three points is included in there, it shows just how dreadful this unit has been otherwise.
Washington's defense is a risky play in any fantasy setting with the playoffs on the line even against a lowly Giant's offense, something we definitely weren't saying at the start of the year.
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