Washington Redskins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday will see the two worst pass defenses in the NFL face-off against one another. The game kicks off at 4.25 p.m. ET and will be televised on Fox, or alternatively fans can watch online through live stream (details below).
In week 3 the Buccaneers continued their impressive rush defense record, holding the Dallas Cowboys to just 38 yards on the ground, as well as forcing three turnovers. That form has seen Tampa become the top-ranked rush defense so far this season. However, it was not enough for the Buccaneers as their offense crashed in spectacular fashion, managing only 166 total yards all game. Tampa ended up losing 16-10.
The Buccaneers' quarterback Josh Freeman had a particularly worrying game, completing only 36 percent of his passes, and averaging under four yards per attempt.
The ineffectiveness of Tampa's offense means it ranks just 30th out of the 32 teams in the NFL for passing yards per game, and just 21st in rushing yards per game. The problem is seriously undermining the Buccaneers efforts, and meant that they have scored over 17 points just once through the first three weeks of the regular season.
The Redskins have troubles of their own; after starting the season with a confident victory of the New Orleans Saints, many had hoped Washington could push on and challenge for the playoffs. However, since then they have lost their week 2 and 3 games. Even more worryingly the Washington defense has all too often been absent from major plays, meaning they have given up at least 30 points in all three games so far. With a defense like that it leaves their offense with too much to do to win games consistently.
If the Redskins can just tighten up defensively they will have a fantastic chance at a good season. The team's offense has proved explosive, often devastating opposition defenses. The Redskin offense ranks second in the league in rushing, with rookie Alfred Morris standing out so far. He has averaged 87.7 yards per game on the ground and ranks an impressive ninth in the NFL.
Washington Redskins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicks off at 4.25 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream by clicking here.