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Redskins scare me honestly.

Right now we allow an avg of 4.4 yards per carry. Puts us around 25th in that respective category.

They are the number one rushing offense in football. 139.5 per game, 4.4 avg per run and unlike our other opponents they can't afford to give up on the run game and go to the passing game to keep up. The also are the number one team in time of possession averaging 36:19.

This team will try to keep our offense off the field period, and its the only thing they are good at. If our run defense does't show up be a close game with who scores last wins, if our run D is playing well then this will be a great weekend for the Falcons.

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pending my car getting fixed and I can still afford to make the trip, I CAN NOT wait for this game! Not only because if we win we can sweep the NFC East, but because when he was alive, the Redskins were my Dad's favorite team and I'd ;like to think he'll be there with me in a way to watch my team lay the wood to his! If we do beat the Skins like we did the Texicants, hopefully I will enjoy it more this time around!

Sorry Dad, but I got 2 words for ya!

RISE UP! Deadskins GO DOWN!

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Redskins scare me honestly.

Right now we allow an avg of 4.4 yards per carry. Puts us around 25th in that respective category.

They are the number one rushing offense in football. 139.5 per game, 4.4 avg per run and unlike our other opponents they can't afford to give up on the run game and go to the passing game to keep up. The also are the number one team in time of possession averaging 36:19.

This team will try to keep our offense off the field period, and its the only thing they are good at. If our run defense does't show up be a close game with who scores last wins, if our run D is playing well then this will be a great weekend for the Falcons.

I understand this fear. However, that 4.4 avg. is intensely skewed by the first 3 runs of the game in Dallas that went for 85 yards. Outside of those three runs, we are allowing 3.5 YPC (which would be fourth in the league). I know you can't take those runs away, but if you're trying to gauge how well our run d is likely to perform against Washington, I would guess that they are more likely to perform like the 3.5 YPC team that they have been for 96% of their opponents carries than the 4.4 YPC team they have been on 100%.

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Redskins scare me honestly.

Right now we allow an avg of 4.4 yards per carry. Puts us around 25th in that respective category.

They are the number one rushing offense in football. 139.5 per game, 4.4 avg per run and unlike our other opponents they can't afford to give up on the run game and go to the passing game to keep up. The also are the number one team in time of possession averaging 36:19.

This team will try to keep our offense off the field period, and its the only thing they are good at. If our run defense does't show up be a close game with who scores last wins, if our run D is playing well then this will be a great weekend for the Falcons.

That's a skewed stat because Dallas ypc was so good on not many carries. Their rb's had averages of 6.2, 5.8, and 5.0 on just 21 total carries. So that's where the 4.4 comes in. One game did that. We normally hold teams to under 4 yards a carry.
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Redskins scare me honestly.

Right now we allow an avg of 4.4 yards per carry. Puts us around 25th in that respective category.

They are the number one rushing offense in football. 139.5 per game, 4.4 avg per run and unlike our other opponents they can't afford to give up on the run game and go to the passing game to keep up. The also are the number one team in time of possession averaging 36:19.

This team will try to keep our offense off the field period, and its the only thing they are good at. If our run defense does't show up be a close game with who scores last wins, if our run D is playing well then this will be a great weekend for the Falcons.

I think if you look hard enough you can find a stat that scares you about any opponent. They have a one dimensional offense with a backup qb under center. We will get out in front and the very thing they absolutely don't want to do which is throw it to try and close the gap. This will likely make things worse because they are on the road and missing 2 key receivers.

I am not saying it is a lock but I think they would have to be +3 on turnovers to have a real shot. I think it is more likely we will be +2.

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That's a skewed stat because Dallas ypc was so good on not many carries. Their rb's had averages of 6.2, 5.8, and 5.0 on just 21 total carries. So that's where the 4.4 comes in. One game did that. We normally hold teams to under 4 yards a carry.

3 carries did that. The first three carries of the game went for 85 yards. The next 18 went for 42 (2.33 YPC).

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I understand this fear. However, that 4.4 avg. is intensely skewed by the first 3 runs of the game in Dallas that went for 85 yards. Outside of those three runs, we are allowing 3.5 YPC (which would be fourth in the league). I know you can't take those runs away, but if you're trying to gauge how well our run d is likely to perform against Washington, I would guess that they are more likely to perform like the 3.5 YPC team that they have been for 96% of their opponents carries than the 4.4 YPC team they have been on 100%.

I agree, that its definitely skewed two ways. No one has ran against us since we have been scoring at will. This team will try to keep us off the field.

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I agree, that its definitely skewed two ways. No one has ran against us since we have been scoring at will. This team will try to keep us off the field.

And they will fail. We know that trick. We have been that trick for several years to cover for a weak D but we are not facing Ryan we are facing Cousins.

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I agree, that its definitely skewed two ways. No one has ran against us since we have been scoring at will. This team will try to keep us off the field.

See, I kind of look at it the other way around. Sure, they will try and keep us off the field, and they've been good at doing that so far this season. As you mentioned, they are number 1 in the league in TOP. Well, guess who's number 2? It's not like the other teams we played didn't try and keep us off the field, they just couldn't do it. I don't think Washington's defense is that much better than any that we've played so far. They may be better at stopping the run, but as long as we are able to just keep play action viable, we should be able to score. Even if Julio is not 100% (or possibly out completely). This team can beat you so many ways. Washington's only chance is to keep it low scoring and win TOP, but the Falcons are equipped just fine for that time of game. They just also have the ability to get a few quick scores and essentially end it. Put that offense in a hole and they are in big trouble.

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I'm assuming this isn't a place for politically correctness. You don't win a division by having a flawless division record, you win it by most overall wins. So all we have to do is go 16-0 and we can claim many divisions - not just the crappy one we happen to play this year.

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I agree, that its definitely skewed two ways. No one has ran against us since we have been scoring at will. This team will try to keep us off the field.

That'll be hard to do. We're second in the league on 3rd down. Keeping us off the field is easier said than done. Besides that it's not that easy to run on us. Since Washington leans on their running game south I figure it'll be the same packages it was in the Texans game. We'll see a lot of Soliai, Jackson, and Goodman and the rush package will only come in on obvious passing downs.
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I hope you are all 100% right any worry is unfounded, but I do think we win this one in a closer game than people realize, and it wont be the end of the world if we don't.

This will be the most run devoted team we face all year.

And that's cool. The Texans are a run devoted team. So is the Giants, and Dallas. It may not be a blowout but I don't think it'll be that close of a game either. Soliai, SJax, Goodman, and Babs will slow their rushing attacking down. And if we get off to an early lead the running game won't even matter anymore.
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