The run defense was supposed to be the strength of the Washington Redskins. Maybe the Redskins have no strength.
Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner ran wild today for 166 yards, including 30- and 58-yard touchdowns, leading the Falcons to a 31-17 win. It was the second straight huge game for Turner, who has 38 carries for 317 yards in the last two weeks after rushing 118 times for 403 yards in the first seven weeks of the season.
Although the Falcons will have a tough time catching the Saint in the NFC South, they’re now 5-3 at the season’s halfway point and have the look of a playoff team.
Things just keep getting worse for the Redskins, meanwhile, with injuries on offense combining with that dreadful play on defense. The Redskins are 2-6 and have the look of a team just mailing it in.