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Redskins dominate the Raiders 27-10


The Washington Redskins dominated the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. In a 27-10 victory, the Redskins rushed for 472 yards, while the Raiders managed to gain only 128 yards on the ground.

Washington made several key additions on the defense during the off season. The team signed safety D.J. Swearinger and used its first round pick on defensive end Jonathan Allen, according to CNN.

Coming into the game, the Redskins ranked sixth league-wide in points and total yardage allowed. However, according to Bleacher Report, "the getting-to-know-you period has ended," and "The Redskins defense is now ready to smash" their opponents. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr had not thrown a single interception this season coming into the game, but on Sunday against the Redskins, Carr threw two interceptions.

On the Redskins offense, running back Chris Thompson ran for 38 yards and caught six passes for 150 yards. Five catches were for 15-plus yards, and one was an amazing 74-yard play. After three games in 2017, Thompson already has 231 receiving yards. His record high, set last year in 2016, was 349 receiving yards, according to CNN.