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Washington came back down to Earth after a thrilling comeback win over Philadelphia to start the season. Fans in the DC era were starting to get excited at the thought of escaping the mediocrity that has plagued this franchise for the last two decades, so they had to know that a letdown was coming. Washington is a sizable underdog per the NFL betting odds this week against the Cleveland Browns, and that’s saying something given the disappointment we have seen from that team over the same stretch.

2020 Washington at a Glance

Super Bowl Odds: +21500

Washington Week 3 Odds

Washington +7

Cleveland Browns -7

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Washington Week 3 Matchup

This offense is not good. Terry McLaurin is the only real threat among the skill position players, and opposing teams are starting to make sure he is covered no matter where he lines up on the field. He has nearly half of Washington’s receiving yards this season, and only three other players have double-digit receiving yards. Steven Sims Jr. is the only other player averaging more than 10.0 YPC, showing that Dwayne Haskins feels the need to dink and dunk.

The run game hasn’t done much to help Haskins. Washington is averaging 3.3 YPC on the season, and a good chunk of that production came with games out of hand. That’s a big part of why this offense is ranked second-to-last in terms of total yards and yards per play, and they are dead last in terms of third-down conversion percentage.

Cleveland’s defense hasn’t been good. The Browns rank 29th in scoring defense (34 PPG), but they have been somewhat unfortunate when those numbers are compared to their total defense. They are middle of the pack in terms of yards allowed, and the run defense has allowed just 3.3 YPC. Of course, those stats are buoyed by Baltimore essentially running the ball into the line during the second half in Week 1.

The Browns are running the ball well under Kevin Stefanski. That was Stefanski’s plan when he took this job, and it has worked out thus far with strong performances from Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb. Those two are combining to average 5.7 YPC, and that has been a boon to Baker Mayfield.

Mayfield has not made nearly as many mistakes through two games. He led the AFC in interceptions last year, but he was asked to do too much in that scheme. Stefanski is allowing the game to come to him with play-action, and that led to a nice outing against Cincinnati last Thursday.

Washington’s defensive line is the scariest unit in the league. This team has used four straight first-round picks on defensive linemen, and Chase Young appears to be a superstar. He has 2.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for loss, and it’s almost unfair to place him alongside Montez Sweat, Jonathan Allen, Daron Payne, and Ryan Kerrigan.

Washington Week 2 Recap

There was no exciting halftime comeback in store for Washington last week. Arizona jumped out to a 20-0 lead in this one, and the Cardinals didn’t let up until they were up 27-3 in the fourth quarter. That allowed Washington to make the final score respectable with two 75-plus yard touchdown drives in garbage time, but anyone who watched the game knows that they were never in this game.

Washington had 163 total yards of offense before those two drives. The ground game couldn’t get much going, and Dwayne Haskins had a hard time finding open receivers down field. Haskins ended the game completing 19 of 33 passes for 223 yards and a touchdown, and most of that production went to Terry McLaurin. Haskins’ Ohio State teammate caught seven passes for 125 yards and a score, showcasing that he is the No. 1 option in the passing game.

The defensive line continues to play well though. Washington sacked Kyler Murray three times, bringing the team’s sack total to 11 on the year. Murray and Kenyan Drake did have lots of success on the ground though, running for 153 yards and two touchdowns.

Washington Schedule & Results

WEEK MATCHUP RESULT RECORD
Week 1 vs Philadelphia Eagles W 27-17 1-0
Week 2 at Arizona Cardinals L 30-15 1-1
WEEK MATCHUP DATE TIME & TV (ET)
Week 3 at Cleveland Browns Sunday, September 27 1:00 PM (FOX)
Week 4 vs Baltimore Ravens Sunday, October 4 1:00 PM (CBS)
Week 5 vs Los Angeles Rams Sunday, October 11 1:00 PM (FOX)
Week 6 at New York Giants Sunday, October 18 1:00 PM (FOX)
Week 7 vs Dallas Cowboys Sunday, October 25 1:00 PM (FOX)
Week 8 BYE WEEK
Week 9 vs New York Giants Sunday, November 8 1:00 PM (FOX)
Week 10 at Detroit Lions Sunday, November 15 1:00 PM (FOX)
Week 11 vs Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, November 22 1:00 PM (CBS)
Week 12 at Dallas Cowboys Thursday, November 26 4:30 PM (FOX)
Week 13 at Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, December 6 1:00 PM (FOX)
Week 14 at San Francisco 49ers Sunday, December 13 4:25 PM (FOX)
Week 15 vs Seattle Seahawks Sunday, December 20 1:00 PM (FOX)
Week 16 vs Carolina Panthers Sunday, December 27 1:00 PM (CBS)
Week 17 at Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, January 3 1:00 PM (FOX)
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Washington Past Seasons (2000)

YEAR RECORD PLAYOFFS
2019 3-13 None
2018 7-9 None
2017 7-9 None
2016 8-7-1 None
2015 9-7 Lost Wild Card Round
2014 4-12 None
2013 3-13 None
2012 10-6 Lost Wild Card Round
2011 5-11 None
2010 6-10 None
2009 4-12 None
2008 8-8 None
2007 9-7 Lost Wild Card Round
2006 5-11 None
2005 10-6 Lost Divisional Round
2004 6-10 None
2003 5-11 None
2002 7-9 None
2001 8-8 None
2000 8-8 None

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