March 16, 2014
By any measure, Redskins D off to 'terrible start'
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- It's been more than a half-century since an NFL team was as easy to move the ball against as the 2013 Washington Redskins.
Lineman Kedric Golston says his defense is off to "a terrible start."
Heading into Sunday at Oakland, Washington has allowed 1,464 total yards, the most through a team's first three games since the 1951 New York Yanks gave up 1,494, according to STATS LLC. The Yanks folded after that season.
The Redskins also rank last this season in yards after catch, opponent's quarterback rating, and plays of 20-plus yards. They're 30th against the pass and tied for 30th against the run. They're 29th in average yards allowed on first down.
Says linebacker Brian Orakpo: "We know we can be better."