The Washington Redskins have used a very simple strategy often this season, with varying degrees of effectiveness: knock out the opponents' best player as early as possible.â†µ
It worked against Michael Vick in Philadelphia. It worked against Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews, and Jermichael Finley of the Packers.â†µ
It didn't work quite so well against Steven Jackson of the Rams, or Andre Johnson of the Titans. And yesterday it didn't work against Adrian Peterson of the Vikings either.â†µ
Is the Redskins' running defense so bad that it can't stop Peterson OR Toby Gerhart? Perhaps a better strategy would be to injure the top two players at each of certain key positions? Would that even be enough?â†µ
Regardless, win or lose, one thing is for certain when you're playing against the Redskins. You're gonna get hurt. Let that be a lesson to you Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, and Osi Umenyiora. Be afraid.