Washington Redskins vs. Oakland Raiders: Takeaways from Washington's 24-14 Win

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Washington Redskins vs. Oakland Raiders: Takeaways from Washington's 24-14 Win
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A little more defensive restraint and greater offensive balance gave the Washington Redskins their first win of the season. The Redskins used their pass rush to swarm all over the Oakland Raiders offense, while their zone-running game wore down the defense.

That combination helped Washington overcome another poor display from their special teams. They were also hamstrung by a very shaky performance from quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Griffin's failings were compounded by an offensive line that struggled to identify and react to blitzes. These points and more form the biggest takeaways from Washington's impressive road win. 

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