Washington has a defense again.
Midway through the Philadelphia – Washington game, it was deja vu for Washington with the Eagles up 17-0. Until head coach Ron Rivera unleashed his young but bruising defense. It was the Washington Football Team’s defensive line that was the turning point, Scott Allen of the Washington Post believes.
The tenacious front seven sacked quarterback Carson Wentz eight times and made history for one longtime Washington pass rusher. Ryan Kerrigan’s two-sack performance passed Dexter Manley (91 sacks) for the most sacks in franchise history. Rookie pass rusher Chase Young did not disappoint either with a sack and a half.
While the offense did score 27 unanswered points, it was their defense that sealed the comeback win.
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Other Fantasy Notes
- Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams connected 14 times for 156 yds and two touchdowns vs the Vikings. As you look for second-tier help, look no further than the speedy combination of Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. The two receivers combined for 8 receptions, 159 yards, and 2 scores.
- Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson went off on the Falcons’ defense for 322 yards and four touchdowns, but there was a fantasy buzz for running back Chris Carson. Carson had 45 yards and two scores…in the passing game. Don’t buy into Carson, Nathan Jahnke of Pro Football Focus advises. He only carried it six times for 21 yards.
- You read the headlines about how Adrian Peterson‘s Lions debut was a shiny moment. Look between the lines. Rookie back De’Andre Swift led the backfield in snaps with 34, but only carried it three times. While Peterson had 93 yards. He was second to Swift in snaps with 24.