|Last 3 Games||0-3||-3.8||0-3||2-1||22.3||7.0||408.0||(6.2)||2.0||32.7||22.3||488.0||(7.1)||1.3|
|Offense (All Games)||22.3||7.0||23.3||28:41||19-101||(5.3)||29-46||63.3%||307||(6.6)||65-408||(6.2)||(18.3)|
|Opponents Defensive Avg.||27||11.3||22.7||32:55||26-104||(4.1)||26-40||65.7%||299||(7.6)||65-403||(6.2)||(14.9)|
|Offense Road Games||20.0||0.0||18.0||27:31||17-108||(6.4)||26-40||65.0%||314||(7.8)||57-422||(7.4)||(21.1)|
|Defense (All Games)||32.7||22.3||26.0||31:19||32-155||(4.8)||25-36||67.9%||333||(9.2)||68-488||(7.1)||(14.9)|
|Opponents Offensive Avg.||28.6||15.6||23.9||28:05||27-136||(5)||23-37||62.4%||306||(8.2)||65-442||(6.9)||(15.5)|
|Defense Road Games||38.0||24.0||28.0||32:29||24-139||(5.8)||34-42||81.0%||441||(10.5)||66-580||(8.8)||(15.3)|
|Stats For (All Games)||1.3||0.7||2.0||-0.7||11-4||32.4%||1-1||50.0%||3-68||(20.3)||2-11||(5.7)||8-66|
|Opponents Avg. Stats Against||1||0.9||1.9||1.7||13-5||36.8%||1-0||44.4%||3-69||(24.7)||8-2||(4.7)||7-57|
|Stats For (Road Games)||1.0||0.0||1.0||0.0||11-3||27.3%||2-1||50.0%||3-59||(19.7)||2-9||(4.5)||7-78|
|Stats Against (All Games)||0.3||1.0||1.3|| ||13-5||39.5%||1-1||100.0%||2-25||(15.2)||1-7||(6.7)||7-59|
|Opponents Avg. Stats For||1||1.2||2.2|| ||12-4||36.8%||1-0||37.5%||2-47||(19.3)||11-2||(6.1)||7-65|
|Stats Against (Road Games)||0.0||1.0||1.0|| ||10-4||40.0%||1-1||100.0%||2-24||(12)||1-11||(11)||4-40|
|Last 3 Games||1-2||0||2-0||1-2||19.0||8.0||351.3||(6.3)||1.0||22.3||14.7||352.7||(5.9)||0.7|
|Offense (All Games)||19.0||8.0||16.3||29:44||28-149||(5.3)||18-28||65.5%||203||(7.2)||56-351||(6.3)||(18.5)|
|Opponents Defensive Avg.||23.4||13.2||20.1||30:14||26-113||(4.3)||22-35||61.1%||247||(7)||62-361||(5.8)||(15.4)|
|Offense Home Games||19.0||10.0||16.0||31:48||34-226||(6.6)||15-24||62.5%||114||(4.7)||58-340||(5.9)||(17.9)|
|Defense (All Games)||22.3||14.7||21.3||30:16||27-108||(4.1)||25-33||76.5%||244||(7.5)||59-353||(5.9)||(15.8)|
|Opponents Offensive Avg.||24.8||10.8||20.7||30:46||27-104||(3.8)||24-37||63.9%||253||(6.9)||64-357||(5.6)||(14.4)|
|Defense Home Games||9.0||3.0||15.0||28:12||19-34||(1.8)||25-38||65.8%||214||(5.6)||57-248||(4.4)||(27.6)|
|Stats For (All Games)||0.7||0.3||1.0||-0.3||13-5||41.0%||1-0||50.0%||2-39||(23.6)||2-13||(7.6)||7-53|
|Opponents Avg. Stats Against||1.1||0.4||1.6||1.2||14-5||35.0%||1-0||33.3%||2-44||(23.1)||21-2||(9.5)||5-35|
|Stats For (Home Games)||0.0||1.0||1.0||-1.0||14-4||28.6%||0-0||0.0%||1-26||(26)||4-33||(8.2)||5-30|
|Stats Against (All Games)||0.0||0.7||0.7|| ||12-6||50.0%||1-0||50.0%||2-29||(17.4)||2-21||(12.4)||6-47|
|Opponents Avg. Stats For||0.3||0.7||1|| ||14-6||43.7%||1-0||40.0%||1-28||(20.9)||31-2||(12.8)||6-48|
|Stats Against (Home Games)||0.0||0.0||0.0|| ||17-7||41.2%||1-1||100.0%||4-79||(19.7)||1-5||(5)||10-70|
|Average power rating of opponents played: WASHINGTON 20, OAKLAND 19|
|9/15/2013||@ GREEN BAY||20-38||L||7||L||47.5||O||17-108||26-40-314||1||24-139||34-42-441||1|
|9/29/2013||@ OAKLAND|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|10/13/2013||@ DALLAS|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|10/20/2013||CHICAGO|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|10/27/2013||@ DENVER|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|9/29/2013||WASHINGTON|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|10/6/2013||SAN DIEGO|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|10/13/2013||@ KANSAS CITY|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|10/27/2013||PITTSBURGH|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|WASHINGTON: Only Seattle was more run-heavy than the Redskins last season, and even when he didn't keep it, everything they did was based on Robert Griffin III. It's head coach Mike Shanahan's classic zone blocking up front in the running game, but with the added threat of Griffin keeping and rolling out each time. It adds another dimension to an already excellent running scheme. Alfred Morris is a three-down workhorse and will take the overwhelming majority of the reps again. Evan Royster and Roy Helu will battle for the scraps, with Royster's versatility giving him an edge.
The passing game works off the running game, using a lot of play-action and rollouts for Griffin. Pierre Garcon is the closest thing to a No. 1 receiver, getting a lot of catch-and-run and crossing opportunities, and getting a fair share of bubble screens as well. They use three receivers often, with Josh Morgan staying in the lineup because he blocks so well. He'll get only a handful of catches as a possession receiver. Leonard Hankerson will push Santana Moss for third receiver reps. While H-back Fred Davis is close to a No. 2 receiver, the backs are rarely used to catch passes. The Redskins remain run-heavy in the red zone, with RGIII running outside the pocket or Morris pounding between the tackles.
Because the Redskins stuffed the run so effectively (96 YPG allowed, 5th in NFL), opponents chose to throw on them more than any NFL team (39.7 attempts per game) and piled up serious yardage. Rookie CB David Amerson and former Bucs CB E.J. Biggers should help the overworked secondary. Six different defenders scored touchdowns last year, but DE/OLB Ryan Kerrigan (8 sacks) was the only player with at least five sacks. Ageless ILB London Fletcher, 38, is still productive, and OLB Brian Orakpo is now healthy.|
|OAKLAND: There's been much talk about tailoring the running game to Darren McFadden again. The Raiders were slowly fazing out the zone-blocking looks last year, but this year they figure to go back to a man/power system full time. New offensive coordinator Greg Olson has made McFadden his No. 1 priority, and they'll ride him heavily as long as he stays healthy. Rashad Jennings, despite a brutal year in Jacksonville, will likely be Oakland's No. 2 back. On third downs, they'll occasionally let Marcel Reese stay in as the lone back.
Matt Flynn will fit Olson's passing game well, as it's a West Coast offense similar to Green Bay's and Seattle's. They will use a lot more in the way of quick-hitters and catch-and-run stuff, which bodes well for big receivers like Rod Streater and Juron Criner. Denarius Moore remains their most talented receiver, but his greatest asset is his deep speed, which doesn't mesh well with Flynn's dink-and-dunk arm. McFadden will be used heavily in the screen game. There's no telling what they'll do with their tight ends, because they don't have a starting-caliber TE on the roster. While they'd like to go with McFadden near the goal line, the Raiders will likely have to do a good amount of throwing due to their overmatched line.
The Raiders didn't do anything to address their weak pass rush that had the second-fewest sacks in the NFL (25), and actually let DEs Desmond Bryant and Matt Shaughnessy (7.5 combined sacks) both walk. However, they did sign two key starters -- WLB Kevin Burnett and MLB Nick Roach -- plus rookie SLB Sio Moore. Oakland also added quality players in the secondary in rookie CB D.J. Hayden, CB Tracy Porter, CB Mike Jenkins and S Charles Woodson to prevent another season of allowing 28 passing TD with just 11 INT.|
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER PRO FOOTBALL PREVIEW (WASHINGTON-OAKLAND) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
(UPDATES Pryor's status)
*Redskins-Raiders Preview* ==========================
By TAYLOR BECHTOLD STATS Writer
Although at least one teammate feels Robert Griffin III has yet to return to his elite form, the Washington Redskins have reason to believe they can recover from the franchise's worst start in 12 years.
Perhaps a matchup with a banged-up Oakland Raiders team is what they need to begin that turnaround.
The visiting Redskins try again for their first win Sunday when they face an Oakland team that could be without starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
While Griffin displayed a little bit more running ability last week, he lost a fumble on an awkward dive at the end of a 21-yard scramble in the fourth quarter of a 27-20 loss to Detroit. His fifth turnover of the season proved to be a key play in the Lions' first win in 22 trips to Washington.
Griffin ran the ball a season-high six times for 37 yards but also had a career-high 50 pass attempts, failing to throw for a touchdown despite posting his third straight 300-yard game. He's averaging 46.3 pass attempts, more than Matthew Stafford's NFL record of 45.4 set last year, largely because Washington (0-3) has been outscored 67-21 in the first half.
The Redskins, though, still believe they can bounce back, as they did last season by rallying from a 3-6 start with seven straight victories to win the NFC East.
"I don't think this team has lost its sense of confidence," Griffin said. "We know how close we are. We know we can turn it around and we're built to get out of this hole, just like we were last year."
However, that was before Griffin suffered a serious knee injury in a playoff loss to Seattle. Griffin has come back this season to complete 63.3 percent of his passes for 975 yards with five touchdowns, but he also has four interceptions and has run for 4.1 yards per carry after averaging 6.8 in 2012.
While the quarterback insists he's healthy after his rehab from offseason knee surgery, wideout Pierre Garcon feels Griffin has yet to regain the form that earned him NFL offensive rookie of the year honors last season.
"He's not fully healthy, obviously," said Garcon, who has team highs of 23 catches and 280 yards. "He's running a little bit more, but last year's RG3 was a lot different than this year's RG because of his knee. It's not surprising - we've been talking about it the whole offseason. ... I don't think he's 100 percent, but he's definitely giving 100 percent effort to get 100 percent."
Griffin will try to help Washington end its worst start since opening 0-5 in 2001 while facing an Oakland defense that allowed 536 total yards in Monday's 37-21 loss at Denver.
The Raiders (1-2) have injury concerns on both sides of the ball. Safety Tyvon Branch remains out with an ankle injury and cornerback Tracy Porter returned to practice Wednesday after sustaining a concussion.
Oakland could be without Pryor, who was knocked out of Monday's contest in the fourth quarter after a hard hit to the helmet. He was approved for full contact Friday and split reps in practice with Matt Flynn, who would make his third career start and first as a Raider if Pryor can't go.
Coach Dennis Allen said Pryor is making "a lot of progress" and passed all the concussion protocol tests required by the NFL, but the team wants him to take one more test Saturday.
"It's not something we have to do," Allen said. "It's something we want to do."
Pryor, who beat out Flynn for the starting job in the preseason, has competed 53 of 81 passes for 624 yards with touchdowns and two interceptions. His biggest weapon, however, might be his legs, having rushed for 198 yards to rank fourth in the AFC among all players.
Flynn isn't nearly as mobile, part of the reason why he ended up the backup. He's connected on 55 of 81 passes for 731 yards with nine touchdowns and two picks in two career starts - both while with Green Bay.
"It's a few tweaks here and there really," offensive coordinator Greg Olson said. "Obviously you'll be able to add the option of some of the things we're doing with Terrelle in the run game. But to be honest with you, since Terrelle has taken over, we've done some of those things when Matt has gotten in and taken some of the few reps that he has. He's done some of those things and he's comfortable with that. He's obviously not the athlete that Terrelle is but as far as knowing when to pull the ball and when to hand it off, he's good at that."
Regardless of who gets the start, Oakland has to feel confident about moving the ball against a Redskins team that has allowed a league-high 488.0 yards per game.
"Too many mistakes, poor tackling, blown assignments on defense," linebacker Bryan Kehl said.
Washington's Fred Davis is questionable with a high ankle sprain, while fellow tight end Jordan Reed is day-to-day with a quad contusion.
The Redskins have won their last two trips to Oakland, including 34-13 in 2009 in the most recent meeting.
|Last Updated: 9/2/2014 11:17:14 AM EST|