3 Players Who Must Step Up for the Washington Redskins to Earn a Playoff Berth

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3 Players Who Must Step Up for the Washington Redskins to Earn a Playoff Berth
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The Washington Redskins have reached the tipping point for this season and will shape their future these next few weeks. After a 3-4 start, the Redskins have shown flashes of greatness and complete failure. In order to reach the postseason, key players will need step up in the second half of the season.

Under rookie sensation Robert Griffin III, the Redskins offense has transformed into a dynamic attack that can score at any moment. The late drive against the Giants capped off by a Santana Moss touchdown is a perfect example of the offense's prowess. Despite all of RG3's talents, he will not be able to carry this team entirely; help needs to come in the form of other players.

If the Santana Moss touchdown is an example of the offense's new-found power, the following Victor Cruz touchdown is an honest depiction of the defense. Jim Haslett's defense, and particularly the secondary, have been a complete letdown so far. Currently, the Redskins pass defense ranks as the worst secondary in all of football.

Here we will focus on three key players who need to step up and increase their production. The Redskins have been riddled with injuries but these players will need to contribute if there are any hopes for the Burgundy & Gold to reach the playoffs. 

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