While a win is a win, the Washington soccer team has a lot to clean up the field for their upcoming clash against the Buffalo Bills, especially in defense.
Washington allowed New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones to pass 249 yards and run 94 more. That’s 562 passing yards the defense allowed in two weeks, the eighth-most yards allowed in the NFL.
Despite the slow start of the defense, WFT defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio says he is not worried.
“It’s just the little things that we need to fix. That’s what we are working to do,” Del Rio said of his defense. “At the end of the day, it’s about winning games, isn’t it? And so we have to keep doing everything we can to bring in that energy, bring that fight and that competitiveness, and clean up some things.”
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As the defense tries to regain its dominance, quarterback Taylor Heinicke and the offense seem to have already found their answer. In Heinicke’s third start in the NFL against the Giants, he threw for 336 yards and two touchdowns, connecting with wide receiver Terry McLaurin for 107 yards and one of the scores. Washington’s offense also scored 30 points for the first time since Week 12 last season.
With a struggling defense, the offense can’t miss a beat if it wants to stay in the game with Buffalo.
The Bills offense features arguably the best quarterback and wide receiver in the NFL along with Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs. The Buffalo defense allowed only the fewest total yards (468) in the NFL.
WFT must play their best game of the season, or Bordeaux and Gold will wake up abruptly.
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When: Sunday September 26, 2021, 1:00 p.m.
Or: Highmark Stadium, Orchard Park, New York
Radio: Team 980 / WMAL 105.9
Flux: NFL Match Pass
Name to Watch – DE Chase Young Last season’s defensive rookie of the year got off to a slow start, with no sacks and just six tackles. Like Del Rio, the second-year defensive end isn’t worried about his game.
“The numbers are going to come. I’m not really tripping over it,” Young said. “Right now my biggest goal – our biggest goal as a defense – is for everyone to do their individual jobs, and at the end of their day it should all come together.”