Chase Young, the defense will help the Washington Football Team gain first place in the NFC East

The Washington national football team has abandoned its former name, had a coach who faced cancer, and measured his quarterback after four weeks. Washington no one has selected for the NFC East; he was more likely to compete for the top five drafts.

That’s why it’s surprising to see where the team is now: NFC East is under control.

Washington (6-7) with defensive touches took over the division’s sole possession against the San Francisco 49ers with a 23-15 victory. The defense stopped the 49s ’final run with a fourth and 12th stop inside midfield. Washington had to perform excellently as the attack struggled throughout the match and lost quarterback Alex Smith to injury in the second half due to an injury to a calf. There is no news about next week’s status yet.

Due to corona virus restrictions in California, the game was played in Glendale, Arizona. For the remainder of three games, Washington will show a playful lead against the New York Giants (5-8). He has to finish in front of the Giants because New York has swept the season series.

Washington has won four consecutive games and two of its three remaining opponents (Carolina and Philadelphia) have losing records. By now, he was prepared that a few weeks ago, few could have expected it: to win the NFC East division champion with a winning record.

Washington has reached this point despite the fact that its coach, Ron Rivera, has undergone seven weeks of cancer treatment. Defender Dwayne Haskins was on the bench after four games and his deputy, Kyle Allen, suffered a season-ending ankle injury four games later. This left them to Smith, who hasn’t played since November 18, 2018 because of a broken fibula and tibia that required 17 surgeries.

Despite all this, Washington remained strong thanks to a defense that showed on Sunday why it has a promising future. His young ends, Montez Sweat and Chase Young, played well throughout the season.

But Young dominated Sunday. He forced a move in the first half that led to a field goal and returned 47 yards for a touchdown in the ensuing possession. He deflected a pass and overcame his key third pass in the fourth quarter.

In fact, Washington did not make an offensive touch on Sunday. Assuring rookie safety, Kamren Curl, the team’s seventh-round national team, returned 47 yards in the third quarter.

Washington needed defense because his attack could not generate a big attack. Missing runner-up Antonio Gibson and then Smith only played due to a calf injury in the first half. Smith scored 8 of 19 passes on 57 yards.

Haskins replaced him and helped drive the field drive in his first possession, but that was all the crime could show. Haskins almost threw an interception at the end of the game, but the recall was revoked. Haskins scored 7 of 12 passes for 51 yards.

But it was about defense. With the first five first-round picks, he put pressure on Mullens most of the day. This group is the reason Washington was optimistic about its future – even after 2020. But because of that, Washington is also in a position to get the title of division, a year after the 3-13 position.