Redskins: Five bold predictions for Week 12 vs. the Detroit Lions
By Ian Cummings
No. 3 – Some guy named Jeff Driskel tears apart the Redskins secondary
Sans Dunbar **.
Believe it or not, the Redskins pass defense has in fact been spared from further embarrassment over the past few weeks. The Jets game was bad, but the Bills and Vikings both pulled punches because the Redskins offense couldn’t keep up with them. Had Washington’s offense found consistency in those games, those passing offenses would have remained operational.
Unfortunately for Washington’s pass defense, Dwayne Haskins is starting to make strides in his development, which means we should see more production from the Redskins air attack as the season goes on. Against Detroit’s bottom-tier secondary, it’s possible that leap occurs this week.
What does that mean? It means some guy named Jeff Driskel is going to get a lot of pass attempts against a Redskins secondary that’s tired of getting exposed, but can’t keep it from happening.
Driskel has only passed for 478 yards in two games this season, but against a stout Bears defense two weeks ago, he logged 269 passing yards. Against a Washington secondary that suffers from frequent miscommunication and coverage lapses, he should be able to top that. Expect over 300 total yards from this guy you thought you saw at a gas station once.
Note: This could have been a reunion with 2018 Redskins quarterback Josh Johnson, as the Lions gave him their backup job to start the season. However, he was released on September 17.