Washington Post: Just How Bad Is the Redskins Pass Defense?

This week's article at the Post quantifies how bad the Redskins defense has been so far this season and puts it in context.

The Redskins pass defense actually may be worse than it appears, for a couple reasons. First, the pass defense deficiencies have been obscured by their relatively high interception rate. You might think that that’s a good thing, and it is. Or I should say, it has been. Rarely do defensive interception rates persist throughout the season. The Redskins current interception rate is 3.5%, significantly higher than the league average of 2.7%, but it’s bound to regress. Interceptions are relatively rare and notoriously random, particularly from the defense’s perspective. They’re thrown by a quarterback more than they are taken by a defense.
Second, the Redskins’ opponents so far have been well below average when facing teams other than the Redskins...

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