A dominant defensive performance helped the Washington Redskins head into their bye finally feeling good about themselves.
After three straight losses to open the season, the Redskins got a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown from David Amerson and sacked Matt Flynn seven times to beat the banged-up Oakland Raiders 24-14 Sunday.
''Guys will be able to enjoy their bye week a little bit more after this win,'' quarterback Robert Griffin III said. ''`And then we come back and we've got to get on a winning streak to get back to where we want to be.''
That's especially true for a defensive unit that allowed 1,464 yards of offense through three games - the most through a team's first three games since the 1951 New York Yanks gave up 1,494, according to STATS. The Yanks folded after that season.
Taking advantage of a Raiders team that was without starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor the whole way, and running backs Darren McFadden and Marcel Reece for much of the game, the Redski...