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Feel free to introduce topics that interest you in the comments below.ProFootballTalk ran an article this week, titled, Kyle Shanahan: I think our defense is just getting started:The Niners defense — described by Shanahan as “just getting started” — is ranked 2nd in the NFL in points allowed at 12.8 points per game.They are nestled between the Patriots (8 ppg) and the Bears (13.8 ppg).The Redskins have been victimized by both of those teams at FedEx Field this year, scoring 15 against the Bears and 7 against the Patriots.Of course, the Niners’ undefeated status, and their strong offensive and defensive rankings come with a caveat.The five teams they have played have a combined record of 9-21, which is a .300 win percentage.Still, San Francisco has played two top-ten offenses (Tampa Bay and LA Rams, ranked 4th & 10th respectively), and the Redskins have a win percentage of just .167 and an offense ranked 30th in the league in points per game.Moving from statistics to the eye test, watching San Francisco play the last game or two, I was pretty impressed by what I saw of their defensive front 7.It’s gonna be hard to run the ball straight at them, and they are likely to put a lot of pressure on Case Keenum, who threw two touchdowns in Miami this week Wes Martin Jersey , but who turned the ball over 5 times in his previous complete game against the Bears.I did see the Rams have success on the opening drive this week by using misdirection and cut-back runs, which the Redskins are well-equipped to run with Adrian Peterson, Chris Thompson and Wendell Smallwood.Furthermore, the Rams hurt themselves on a couple of occasions against SF.They ran a play on 4th and goal from the 1-yard line that was stuffed.It was a great defensive effort, but the Rams had driven the field effectively, and could have take the lead with a field goal.Los Angeles also opened up the second half by fumbling a lateral on a first-down play inside their own 20 yard line, giving San Francisco a short field and an easy touchdown.That’s not intended to minimize the accomplishments of the undefeated 49ers or suggest that they don’t deserve what they’ve accomplished this season; it’s merely taking note of the fact that the Rams gave up some points on the scoreboard themselves. That said, offensively, the Redskins are scoring an average of just 15 points per game.Only the Dolphins and the Jets are worse.Washington has scored 11 touchdowns on the season — 5 of those have been scored by rookie wide receiver, Terry McLaurin, who missed one game due to injury.I’m getting the feeling that the Niners may concentrate their efforts on stopping two players — Scary Terry and Adrian Peterson.If they can do that, the Redskins may not have enough firepower to push the ball downfield.Washington is going to need to minimize penalties, win the turnover battle, and get pressure on Jimmy Garoppolo.Beyond that Womens Bryce Love Jersey , Kevin O’Connell is going to have to equal Kyle Shanahan’s play-calling abilities, dialing up a creative offensive scheme at home this week. That’s partly because Kyle Shanahan is likely to arrive at FedEx Field this week with a chip still on his shoulder and wanting to prove a few things.For those who have forgotten the RG3 era, Kyle left the Redskins rather unhappy when his father was fired at the end of the horrendous 3-13 season in 2013.He and Dan Snyder are reportedly not on speaking terms, and Kyle will probably want to show Snyder exactly who has turned out to be the winner, and just who has turned out the loser.The Reskins mustered only 17 points against the Dolphins this past Sunday, and have not scored more than 21 points since the Week 1 opener against the Eagles.I’m beginning to wonder if the Redskins offense will be able to score at all against the talented Niners defense.Let’s not even talk about Greg Manusky’s 28th ranked defense trying to stop Kyle Shanahan’s creative and effective 3rd ranked offense.It could be a bloodbath on Sunday. Washington head coach Jay Gruden said at the start of the month that he seriously doubted the team would trade left tackle Trent Williams despite Williams’s desire to play for a different team.change in Williams’s stance, but that hasn’t caused the team to waver in its stance either. There was a report last week that they turned down a first-round pick for Williams, which may not have actually been the case, and Gruden sounded the same notes he did the last time he discussed a possible deal.Gruden said, via John Keim of, he “very strongly” doubts that the team will trade their longtime starter.Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that they have rejected any inquiries involving Williams. He adds that Williams is healthy and ready to play after offseason surgeries to deal with a growth on his head, but it seems someone is going to have to blink if Williams is going to be playing any football this fall.