Redskins vs Jets: all about defense

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It’s obvious to both teams that defense is going to win the game this Sunday. The Redskins hold the edge in sacks (33 to the Jets 22) and points allowed per game (20.2 to the Jets 21.9), but the Jets have the advantage when it comes to interceptions (13 to the Redskins 8). The Redskins really need Rex to be careful with the ball. The dangerous Darrelle Revis will be looking for his opportunity every time Grossman drops back to pass. The Jets defense has been more susceptible to the run than the pass, so rookie Roy Helu needs to be ready to pound out some tough yards. The Redskins should be ok on defense as long as they continue to hit Sanchez the whole game. The Jets running game hasn’t done much this year, so consistent pressure on the quarterback, as well as tight coverage on the old Redskins nemesis Plaxico Burress, will be key.

This should be one of those games that fans of offense loathe.  I think we, as Redskins fans, should all pray together that it doesn’t become a field goal battle!

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