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Locked On Washington Football Team: Where Does Washington Football Team Need to Turn Focus in Week 15?

The Washington Football Team continues to deal with adversity.

Earlier this week, star defensive lineman Jonathan Allen tested positive for COVID-19, putting his status for the game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday up in the air.

Early Wednesday, WFT received even more bad news, as defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis also was placed on the COVID list.

Allen was one of a number of players who tested positive for COVID for Washington and part of the NFL's record-setting 37 positive tests on Monday.

COVID should ripple its way through the organization throughout the week, making this week's preparation for the most important game of the season that much more difficult.

Allen leads the team with 7.5 sacks and has been the most consistent force in the trenches all year for the WFT defense. Chase Young and Montez Sweat have been sidelined and will not play Sunday against the Eagles.

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Washington has adopted a "next man up" mentality all season long, but it's hard to replace someone who has been as effective as Allen. The defense will need a committee of players to fill in the gaps, take a leadership role and help push Washington to a win on Sunday.

On this episode of "Locked On Washington Football Team," hosts Chris Russell and David Harrison discuss where the WFT needs to turn its focus heading into a Week 15 road contest against the Eagles.

The pair talk about Allen hitting the COVID list and how the team will struggle without him along with defensive lineman Tim Settle.

The guys also touch on Taylor Heinicke's injury and the importance of running back Antonio Gibson heading into the final weeks of the season.

Chris and David deal with all that and more on this episode of "Locked on Washington Football Team". For more podcasts and information, join us here.