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Who Has The Edge? Breaking Down Redskins, Rams Matchups
Redskins Pass Offense vs. Rams Pass Defense: Robert Griffin III had one of the best debuts every by a rookie quarterback in the opening week of the season, toying with the New Orleans secondary. He’ll have a tougher go this week against a Rams secondary that intercepted three passes at Detroit and potentially without receiver Pierre Garçon. Edge: Redskins
Redskins Run Offense vs. Rams Run Defense: Much of Alfred Morris’ difficulty came last week as he failed to take proper angles and fully see the hole on his cutback lanes. Still, he only twice lost ground on a carry and nearly reached 100 yards. He’ll face a stout front four and tough middle linebacker James Laurinaitis. Edge: Redskins
Rams Pass Offense vs. Redskins Pass Defense: Jeff Fisher said when he was hired as the St. Louis head coach he was excited by the opportunity to work with Sam Bradford, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. Bradford may develop into a cornerstone quarterback, but he doesn’t yet have the weapons on offense – and neither do the Redskins in the secondary. Edge: Even
Rams Run Offense vs. Redskins Run Defense: Washington’s primary goal will be to stop Steven Jackson, the three-time Pro Bowl running back who has run for more than 1,000 yards in seven consecutive years. Jackson, 29, may be in his ninth season, but he’s got plenty of legs left. Edge: Rams