ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins are finally scoring. So are their opponents.
An offense that’s starting to show promise with rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III is helping Washington average 33 points through the first three games of the season. Keep in mind that last year the Redskins didn’t score 30 points in any game all season.
But opponents are putting up 33.7 per game, and the defense is looking ragged. The Redskins are 1-2 because they keep giving up big plays.
"Last year we would argue amongst each other to get 14 points, 10 points. Twenty-one points was a great day (for the offense)," cornerback DeAngelo Hall said Monday. "So to see this offense go out there these last three weeks and put up the kind of points they’ve put up, and the defense just go out there and totally drop the ball, it’s definitely frustrating."
The Redskins yielded touchdown passes of 73, 59 and 48 yards in Sunday’s 38-31 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. They’ve already allowed 16 pass plays of 20-plus yards over three games, second most in the NFL.