Washington faces a tough Bears defense this upcoming Saturday, over the course of a month the Redskins offense has neglected a balanced offensive attack. In the month of December, including the previous 4-game stretch, the Redskins are 1-3 and have run the ball 73 times for 279 yards. That averages out to 3.82 yards per carry and just 70 yards per game.
Quite often it’s said that for teams to win in the NFL late in the season and the postseason, running games are important. One of the big reasons for their three losses is the lack of offensive balance. The Redskins have a 33:67 run to pass ratio. With two games left, the change must start in Chicago if they expect to win out.
The Bears rank 23rd in rush defense, 20th in yards per attempt defensively and have given up five straight games over 100-yards on the ground. That means there should be no reason for the Redskins and offensive coordinator Sean McVay to shy away from the run game.
It’s been stated several times that the Redskins have become a predictable offense in my eyes, the time for tendency breaks start now. The need to buck this trend is even more important this week as they face a Bears defensive unit that is top 10 in the league in the sack department. This happened last Monday night, an offense that can’t run the ball is one dimensional. If the Redskins want to win, Robert Kelley should have just as heavy a presence in the game plan as in the Vikings and Packers games.