Alfred Morris had his worst day as a pro last Sunday night as his 11 carries and 26 yards both were career lows. What the Giants did was key on stopping Morris, especially on the read option plays. According to Kyle Shanahan, the Redskins ran the read option eight times and eight times the defense focused on tackling Morris, forcing Robert Griffin III to run the ball.
They have to be smart with the football and not force the ball in tough situations. Robert Griffin III also needs to watch being stripped of the ball. Either when he's scrambling or being sacked, the Chiefs are going to try to get the ball out. This won't be easy given the conditions and the Redskins track record, but if they can protect the football it will at least give the Redskins a chance to win this football game.
I don't know what this means, but it's certainly an observation: The Redskins seemed as loose last week as they've been all season, whether when we could watch practice or during the open locker room sessions (especially Friday, a typically lively day). I don't know if that's good or bad -- though the answer will be revealed Sunday. I do know when they were 3-6 a year ago they also were rather loose and it probably helped.
As speculation mounts about Mike Shanahan's future in Washington, details have emerged about the coach's dissatisfaction with the relationship between owner Dan Snyder and quarterback Robert Griffin III.