Redskins look to reignite pass rush

Redskins look to reignite pass rush
December 9, 2011, 5:33 pm
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By Ryan OHalloran Last week against the Jets, the Redskins defense entered with 33 sacks, tied for third in the NFL. They left the 34-19 loss with no sacks tied for sixth in the league. The Jets ran a conservative game plan that had quarterback Mark Sanchez throwing only 10 of his 32 passes less than 10 yards downfield. On those throws, Sanchez was 2-of-10 for 51 yards, but the last one was a biggie a 30-yard touchdown to Santonio Holmes. First of all, the Jets did a good job, Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said. They ran the ball, they threw quick and they used play action. Youre not going to get a lot of sacks or a lot of pressure. But on one we had opportunities, we missed and thats probably the most disappointing thing. The Patriots have allowed 21 sacks and only four teams have allowed less. NFL SACK LEADERS 1. Baltimore 41
T2. Dallas, Houston, Minnesota 35
T5. Redskins, Denver, Oakland, Giants, Philadelphia, St. Louis 33. Contact OHalloran at rohalloran@comcastsportsnet.com