Redskins vs. Patriots - Defensive Grades

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Redskins vs. Patriots – Defensive Grades 

Defensive Grade analysis for the Washington Redskins preseason win at home over the New England Patriots.

Defensive line:

The Redskins didn’t have defensive end Jason Hatcher for this game but they didn’t really need him.  The combination of Barry Cofield at nose tackle, Chris Baker and Jarvis Jenkins at defensive end did a very good job in the first few series of the game.  They helped set the tone against the Patriots offense and were very active against the run and pass.

Jenkins has had a good camp and looks to have improved so far this season.  On the second unit the Redskins got a good performance from defensive end Frank Kearse, especially in getting heat on the quarterback.  Kedric Golston was solid as usual and nose tackle Chris Neild did a nice job as well.  And defensive end Clifton Geathers is absolutely huge.

But overall I thought the D-line was solid across the board and won the line of scrimmage against the patriots offensive line.

Defensive line grade –  B+


Aug 7, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Ryan Mallett (15) slides while running with the ball as Washington Redskins defensive end Jarvis Jenkins (99) chases in the first quarter at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 23-6. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

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