Redskins: Keys to beating the Eagles

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Sep 24, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Washington Redskins running back Matt Jones (31) leaps over New York Giants corner back Prince Amukamara (20) but fumbles the ball out of the end zone for a touchback in front of New York Giants defensive back Trevin Wade (31) during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

2. Win the turnover battle

This has pretty much been a key to game every week for the Redskins and honestly it’s a key for every team, but until the Redskins can take care of the football consistently then it’s something they need to improve at and make happen in every game.

The Redskins have lost the turnover battle in each of their three games so far this season, so it’s not a surprise that they’re 1-2 instead of 3-0.  It’s also no accident that the teams who are on the plus side of turnovers this season have the best records.

It’s not all about dysfunction off the field causing a team to lose.  What happens on the field has even more to do with it and the Redskins are at -5 in turnover differential.  They aren’t a team that can afford to lose the turnover battle in every game.

I want to see them get through a game without one turnover.  They had just one in week 2 against the Rams, a Matt Jones fumble and yet still won.  But how about no turnovers?  If the Redskins could find a way to protect the football and get some turnovers on defense too then they’ll start winning some games.

Next: 3. Improve on special teams