After grinding out a victory in their first real challenge of the season, the unbeaten Patriots look to return to their dominating ways Sunday when they face the winless Redskins.
How to Watch:
When: Sunday, Oct. 6
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: CBS
Live Stream: fuboTV (try for free)
New England (4-0) grabbed sole possession of first place in the AFC East with a hard-fought 16-10 win at Buffalo last Sunday.
Patriots defensive back Jonathan Jones knocked Bills quarterback Josh Allen out of the game in the fourth quarter with a helmet-to-helmet hit, and Jamie Collins’ interception of Matt Barkley with 1:34 to play sealed New England’s eighth straight win in upstate New York.
The defense also picked up the Patriots’ offense, which sputtered to 224 yards–its lowest total since finishing with 194 in a season-ending 20-10 loss to Miami in 2016–and failed to score a touchdown, as Tom Brady was held to 150 passing yards and picked off once while completing just 18 of 39 passes.
Those struggles, though, likely will not extend into a second straight week as New England chases its first 5-0 start since winning its first 10 games in 2015 because Washington (0-4) is looking to avoid losing its first five games since 2001. The Redskins struggles continued with a 24-3 loss to the New York Giants last Sunday, finishing with a season-low 176 yards of total offense.
The game marked the debut of first-round pick and quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who entered the game in the second quarter in place of an ineffective Case Keenum. Haskins completed 9 of 17 passes for 107 yards, but the 15th overall pick was also intercepted three times as the Redskins committed four turnovers–giving them nine in the last two games.