When Washington and Dallas last met, the hottest player on the Cowboys' offense was running back DeMarco Murray. Now it's their quarterback, which means the Redskins must get pressure.
The third-year quarterback did subtle things -- looking off safeties and throwing receivers open -- that indicate he might be able to succeed running Jay Gruden's offense.
When an offensive line or quarterback isn't playing well, there are ways for one to assist the other. For Washington, neither is helping.
Against the Rams, the offensive line, tight ends and running backs contributed to the lack of success. Do the Giants provide an opportunity to get on track?
Against the Rams, Washington allowed six sacks. They could be pinned on poor blocks from a handful of offensive linemen and running backs.
The Rams have a very good pass rush, which means quick passes and spreading the ball around seem like the best ways to generate offense. We take a look at the numbers and explain how it can be done.
On long touchdowns and even on one of their interceptions, Washington's defense seemed to have players duplicating assignments, not knowing the defense called or miscommunicating. Take a look.
In the game and a half he's played for Washington this season, the quarterback has showed how he can give the team a chance to win.
Quarterback switches aside, there are some bright spots for the Redskins. Two young linebackers are playing well against the run.
In 2012, the Redskins relied on a particular run fake and route combination to create big plays for Robert Griffin III. They used it against the 49ers, but many teams have adjusted to it.