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Washington Redskins vs Oakland Raiders takes place on Sunday in one of the NFL's late afternoon starts in week 4. This football season has not gone well for the Redskins who would have had high aspirations following their inspired performance last season. However, they have collapsed and are on the verge of crisis – today will be a hugely important game for the Redskins and their season. The game will start at 4.25 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream (details below).
The Redskins are 0-3 after their defense has collapsed in each game so far. Over the three weeks to date they have let through 98 points, and if they continue like that their season will be over very soon.
Offensively the Redskins have actually performed reasonably well, and have scored a total of 67 points over their three games, which is relatively average in the league and not indicative of their 0-3 record.
Looking at their other stats it is even more shocking that the Redskins find themselves 0-3; they are ranked 5th in the NFL in both total yards gained per game (408 yards), and pass yards per game (307.3 yards). Their defensive unit will have been going through their paces all week in preparation for today's game and they must stop the Raiders from walking through and piling on 30-plus points.
Oakland meanwhile are 1-2 and have only managed to defeat the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars so far this season. They were not as completely washed away by the Denver Broncos last week as other teams in the weeks before them, and eventually lost 21-37 against Peyton Manning's side. They will be looking to take advantage of a demoralized Redskins team, and hope to exploit the weaknesses other aides have taken advantage of over recent weeks.
The Redskins vs Raiders will start at 4.25 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the Fox network, or online through live stream by clicking here.