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NFL Week 11: Falcons at Redskins The Falcons host the Redskins on Sunday, and they’ll need to bounce back from their Week 10 loss to the 49ers.
The Redskins’ win over the Eagles in Week 10 was their first playoff victory since 2000, and it marked the first time that the Redskins had won four straight playoff games since the 2013-14 season.
Atlanta has a chance to do so again after a tough Week 11 matchup with the Eagles.
Atlanta has lost five straight games and three of their last four to the Eagles (0-6), and the Falcons have allowed the most points to the franchise in that span at 41.5 per game.
That could make this one of those games where the Falcons can get off to a fast start.
Atlanta’s offense was on the field for just under 40 percent of its snaps in the game, but they weren’t very effective on offense.
The Falcons ranked 27th in total offense (239.8 yards per game), 26th in rushing (265.8), 29th in scoring (32.2 points per game) and 29th on defense (19.4 points per contest).
The Eagles were the most efficient team in terms of passing (211.3 yards per contest), scoring (31.6 points per outing), passing yards (7,811) and rushing yards (3,812).
Atlanta is also allowing just 2.7 points per possession, the second lowest mark in the league.
The Falcons are coming off their biggest loss of the season, a 31-16 home defeat to the Saints.
The offense struggled in that contest, and the team has struggled to move the ball the past three games.
Atlanta will need to improve their efficiency in this contest, especially if they want to win on Sunday.
Washington Redskins @ San Francisco 49ers After losing to the Panthers on Monday night, the 49er defense came up short in a 31–17 win over Seattle.
They allowed just 3.3 points per drive against the Seahawks, but also allowed three touchdowns.
This is a tough matchup for the Redskins because the 49s rank dead last in total defense (288.7 yards per day), 31st in scoring defense (13.9 points per) and 25th in passing defense (29.1 points per).
Washington’s pass rush ranked second in the NFL at the end of last season, allowing just one sack per game (five sacks allowed), but they were also stingy on the ground (1.8 sacks allowed per game).
Washington’s secondary is also coming off its worst outing of the year, as the secondary allowed three touchdown passes in a 28–23 loss to Arizona on Monday Night Football.
There will be no shortage of opportunities for the 49es defense, as they were without their top three cornerbacks (Patrick Peterson, Chris Culliver and Tarell Basham) for the first six games.
If the 49’s secondary can get pressure on the quarterback early, they could have an advantage.
If the team can keep pressure on opposing quarterbacks late in the first half, the Redskins could be in good position to take advantage of their defense.
San Francisco is a good team that should have plenty of opportunities to make a run at the NFC West title, but this is a game where it could come down to the wire.
NFC West Division Preview: Washington Redskins at Seattle Seahawks NFC West Week 10: Rams at Arizona Cardinals In Week 10, the Rams won a game that was close in every way possible.
They defeated the 49-17 Cardinals at home, but Arizona blew a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter.
Arizona outscored the Rams, 28-0, in the final four minutes of the game.
Arizona finished the game with a whopping 21 sacks.
Arizona allowed five touchdowns to Arizona, including a game-winning touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins to Tavon Austin.
Washington’s defense was on full display on Monday, but it was really on the offensive side of the ball that led to the Rams’ win.
Arizona was the team that ran away with the division, but the Rams ran away from them.
The Cardinals had four of the five best offenses in the conference and were the league’s second-most efficient defense, allowing only 4.8 points per play.
Arizona’s passing offense ranked fourth in the nation (223.8 passing yards per play) and its rushing offense was the second-best in the Pac-12 (3.3 rushing yards per rush).
Washington will have a hard time getting the Cardinals out of their own way, as their defense can get up and down the field to stop them from getting into the end zone.
Seattle Seahawks @ Arizona Cardinals NFC West Game of the Week: Seahawks at Cardinals The Seahawks will face their biggest test of the offseason when they take on the Cardinals in the Super Bowl. After