The Washington Redskins dropped to 0-4 after an embarrassing loss to the New York Giants on Sunday. The final score was 24-3, but it definitely could’ve been worse.
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) September 29, 2019
Washington Continues to Fall Apart
Expectations seem to be at an all-time low in Washington, but a blowout loss to the struggling Giants might bring them even lower. Rookie QB Daniel Jones and the Giants offense took advantage of Washington’s vanilla scheme for the most part of Sunday’s game. Despite throwing two interceptions, Jones threw for 225 yards and a touchdown. He also had a decent day on the ground with 33 yards rushing, including a few long scrambles in tight third-down scenarios. RB Wayne Gallman Jr. was the center of attention, however, with 118 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns.
The #Redskins are 3-13 in their last 16 NFC East games and have lost seven straight.
— Jake Russell (@_JakeRussell) September 29, 2019
In addition to their struggling defense, the Redskins couldn’t do anything on the offensive side of the ball. Their first possession ended in an interception, and eventually Washington pulled QB Case Keenum. With Colt McCoy still inactive, rookie Dwayne Haskins was thrown the keys to the sportscar for his first official NFL game. Haskins did not perform as well as many had hoped, to say the least. He finished with 107 yards and three interceptions, while only leading the Redskins to a field goal one time.
For the fourth week in a row, Washington has had to rely on the passing game because of their inability to run the ball. With just 55 rushing yards in Week 4, the Redskins remain at the bottom of the league in that regard.
What to Expect Moving Forward
After jumping out of the gate on fire in Week 1, the Redskins have fizzled out in almost every conceivable way. There hasn’t been consistency on offense, while the defense gets consistently torched by secondary receivers. Before Week 4, there were talks of Jay Gruden being fired if the Redskins lost, so that should pretty much sum up where things are.
In Week 5, the New England Patriots will travel to FedEx Field to play the Redskins at home. There hasn’t been any indicator that Tom Brady and the Patriots have slowed down, whereas Washington has done the opposite.
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