Saturday, September 19, 2020

Washington Football Team Week 2 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Washington Football Team rank in terms of average, best and worst:

  • Average ranking: 25.8 (25th)
  • Best ranking: 23rd (
  • Worst ranking: 30th (The Athletic)

Below you will find a Week 2 roundup for Washington in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 30

What we learned: Their defense has a chance. Washington finished first among all 32 teams in EPA per snap on defense. Chase Young had four tackles, 1.5 sacks and two quarterback hits in his professional debut. Washington had eight sacks, 15 quarterback hits, 13 tackles for loss and three takeaways. How much of their success was due to the Eagles offense being a disaster? Well find out in the weeks ahead. But Washingtons talent up front is legit.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 28

The pass rush was fierce and will carry this team this year. That was an impressive comeback against the Eagles, but now they face a tough road game at Arizona.

USA Today -- Rank: 24

Forced to move on from RB Derrius Guice and choosing to cut Peterson, WFT had to overcome committee that averaged 2.2 yards per carry.

ESPN -- Rank: 24

Best rookie debut: DE Chase Young
Young had one of the best debuts of any rookie in Week 1. Young recorded 1.5 sacks, forced a fumble and had a quarterback hurry. He also played the run well, once splitting a double-team to emerge for a stop. Young's presence was felt whenever he was on the field. He didn't always have success, but he did make a big impact and helped set up others to make plays. It's not just his burst; it's also his balance. He'll be good for a long time. -- John Keim -- Rank: 23

The Football Team has arrived -- and its strength is a relentless pass rush that will be giving quarterbacks hell from now until the end of days. Washington had its way with the Eagles' beat-up offensive line, punishing Carson Wentz for eight sacks and forcing three turnovers in a 27-17 win. Chase Young, the No. 2 overall pick in April's draft, was a game-changer, finishing with four tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble as Washington wiped away a 17-point second-quarter deficit. It's unclear if this team will have enough offense to win consistently, but there's no doubt it has a defense that will keep it in -- and outright win -- games.

Previous update: Washington Football Team Week 1 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

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