New off their bye week, the Washington Redskins (2-2) attempt to enhance their .500 record when they have the San Francisco 49ers (0-5) at 1 p.m. Sunday at FedEx Field. In spite of the fact that their starters are refreshed, the Redskins will probably be in need of help at a couple of key positions. Here are the main five story lines heading into the amusement:
1. Williams’ status: Apart from quarterback Kirk Cousins, there’s not any more significant individual from the offense than left handle Trent Williams, the grapple of a hostile line that has permitted only seven sacks. Williams didn’t hone this week subsequent to harming a kneecap in the Oct. 2 misfortune at Kansas City. With reinforcement Ty Nsekhe recouping from surgery on a center muscle, the Redskins will swing to T.J. Clemmings (6-foot-5, 309 pounds), who began 30 recreations for Minnesota in 2015 and 2016. Clemmings has been striving to get up to speed, however in the event that he’s tapped for obligation, Redskins Coach Jay Gruden will probably change a portion of the play calls, realizing that few remaining handles can ensure as long or and additionally can Williams, a five-time Pro Bowl honoree. 49ers vs Redskins Live Stream
2. No “J-No”: Ailing with a broke rib, the Redskins’ best cornerback, Josh Norman, has been discounted for Sunday, making a noteworthy open door for reinforcement Quinton Dunbar. The previous Florida wide recipient ventured in after Norman was harmed in the misfortune at Kansas City and is anxious to demonstrate he can accomplish more. Bashaud Breeland will hold down the inverse side of the field, with Kendall Fuller in the space. The wide recipient they’ll all be aware of is previous Redskin Pierre Garcon, 31, who drives San Francisco’s collectors with 28 gets for 379 yards. “I feel like we’re all going to be on him since they move him around and place him in various spots,” Breeland said of Garcon. “However, I’m certain that every one of our corners can confront him and every one of the recipients they have.”
3. Crowder’s creation: Replacing the beyond any doubt gave Garcon and rapid DeSean Jackson has demonstrated more troublesome than expected. Additionally amazing: The unassuming commitment to date of third-year wide collector Jamison Crowder, who was second just to Garcon last season with 67 gets. Through four diversions, Crowder has 14 gets (down from 18 at this phase in 2016), and his yards per get have dropped from 12.6 to 7.6. Waiting hamstring damage that has checked his instability has been mostly to fault. Yet, Gruden recognized for the current week he needs to make a superior showing with regards to getting Crowder associated with the passing diversion, as Cousins keeps building up his affinity with less natural collectors Terrelle Pryor and Josh Doctson.
4. Regarding the Niners: It would be simple for a youthful group to look past the winless 49ers — especially given the high-stakes Monday night diversion at NFC East adversary Philadelphia that weaving machines following week for the Redskins. It’s dependent upon Gruden to ensure his squad doesn’t fall into that trap. San Francisco may rank in the base third of the association in most measurable classifications (remarkably, 31st in both third downs changed over and third-down transformations permitted), however first-year Coach Kyle Shanahan’s group has lost its previous four by an aggregate of 11 focuses — and the previous two in additional time. “It’s an aggressive football group,” Gruden said for the current week. “On the off chance that you underestimate anyone in the group, you’re an imbecile. That won’t occur here.”