But the game I was fascinated to watch was the Buffalo beatdown in Minneapolis, where the Bills held the Vikings offense scoreless for more than 56 minutes. It was a stifling performance against most people’s favorite for this year’s NFC Championship.
I knew that the Rams were winning and undefeated, in large measure because of their killer defense.
I wondered how the Redskins defense stacked up, so I checked that a few minutes ago. Here’s what I found.
The Redskins are ranked #2 in the league, as they have given up 276 yards per game, compared to the Ravens, who have allowed a stingy 273 ypg.
But we all know that the more critical stat is scoring defense. You don’t beat a team by having more yards than they do — you beat them by having more points.
Well, I have good news for you.
The Redskins are tied for 2nd, at 14.7 points per game, behind the Rams, who have surrendered a measly 12 ppg.
I hope the defense enjoys its bye week. They’ve earned the break, and we’ll need them to come back and play strong for the remaining 14 weeks. HTTR