Last Sunday night, the Washington Redskins dominated the Oakland Raiders on prime time. The final score, 27-10, doesn’t show how Washington had three times the number of offensive yards, sacked Derek Carr four times, and stopped Oakland from converting all 11 of their third down attempts. During this game, the Redskins’ defense was gap sound, played fast to the ball, and limited yards after the catch.
In this game, the Redskins primarily played zone coverage. Cover 2, or two deep safeties and five underneath zones, was their most used coverage and helped stop the Raiders offense. In the first half alone, they only used man coverage on one passing snap and it resulted in the interception to Kendall Fuller.