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Who Has The Edge? Breaking Down Redskins, Buccaneers Matchups

By ZAC BOYER

zboyer@freelancestar.com | @ZacBoyer

Redskins Pass Offense vs. Buccaneers Pass Defense: Only the Buccaneers have surrendered more plays for more than 20 yards than the Redskins, but their six interceptions tie them for second in the league. Edge: Redskins

Redskins Run Offense vs. Buccaneers Run Defense: Tampa Bay has only allowed 47.3 rushing yards over the first three games, but whether that’s a sign of its toughness or just a reflection on its atrocious its pass defense will be determined. Edge: Redskins

Buccaneers Pass Offense vs. Redskins Pass Defense: Josh Freeman has thrown for only 163.7 yards a game through his first three starts, putting him 29th amongst all starting quarterbacks. Washington, meanwhile, is allowing 337.3 yards a game, though it faced two pass-first offenses in New Orleans and Cincinnati. Edge: Even

Buccaneers Run Offense vs. Redskins Pass Defense: Rookie Doug Martin has looked the part of a capable every-down back thus far and LeGarrette Blount should have an increased role this week. The Redskins haven’t struggled against the run game all season. Edge: Redskins

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