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Another area of the game that will come down in the Raiders’ favor against the Redskins is the all-important turnover battle.
In most cases, and especially with two evenly matched teams, the unit that takes care of the ball will come away with the win.
After a two-interception game against the Indianapolis Colts, the Raiders have been getting much better at protecting the football on offense. Even in a losing effort against Denver, one of the NFL’s best defenses through three games, the Raiders won the turnover battle 2-0.
Establishing a running game early on against the Redskins will allow the Raiders the best opportunity to continue that trend. They should take their shots in the downfield passing game off play action rather than by necessity.
If the Raiders once again finish without a turnover, the game’s final result should be more positive than that of their Week 3 loss in Denver.