How the Washington Redskins could beat the Kansas City Chiefs
By Matt Conner
We recently went behind enemy lines with Washington Redskins expert Jacob Camenker to discuss how the Hogs could win.
The Kansas City Chiefs opened at 7-point favorites over the visiting Washington Redskins in Week 4 and NFL analysts have pretty much followed suit, with most predicting good things for the Chiefs at home on Monday Night Football.
Washington, however, is coming off of their biggest game of the season, a decimation of the Oakland Raiders that has made everyone think twice about the Hogs’ potential. We recently asked Jacob Camenker, expert at Riggo’s Rag, to tell us why the Skins could potentially beat the Chiefs as well as his final prediction.
If Washington is able to win in Arrowhead, it will likely be because…?
Of their defense. The Redskins aren’t going to be able to put up a lot of points against the Chiefs stout stop unit. Their offense just hasn’t looked quite good enough this season thanks to the departure of Sean McVay. But on the defensive side, they have been much better this year.
Greg Manusky has taken over as the Redskins defensive coordinator, and the stop unit has responded. The Redskins defense has been worlds better than the unit they finished last season with, and they have had a great deal of turnover in terms of personnel in the middle. The most notable difference makers have been rookie Jonathan Allen and Zach Brown.
Allen, the team’s rookie first round pick, he been terrific as the new starter at defensive end. Allen has flashed excellent ability to get to the quarterback and has a well-rounded skill set. Meanwhile, Brown has led the league in tackles through three weeks, and his strong tackling skills have rubbed off on other players on the defense. He has been able to bring down nearly every player he tackles with one hit, and that is something that the team lacked last year.
If the Redskins want to beat the Chiefs, they should look to hold them to under 20 points and contain Kareem Hunt. If they can render the Chiefs one dimensional, the Redskins will have a chance to limit the gains the Chiefs make in the passing game thanks to the talent of Josh Norman and company.