After a strong start to the season, the Washington Redskins' run defense had struggled over their past three games entering a Week 9 game against the New England Patriots. This problem did not go away in the team's 27-10 loss to the Patriots.
The Patriots finished with 161 yards rushing and one touchdown on 37 carries. Lead runner LaGarrette Blount had his way with the Redskins' front -- he compiled 129 rushing yards and a score on 29 carries.
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The Redskins were without big nose tackle Terrance Knighton due to an intense migraine. His absence was felt in the middle of the defense where the Patriots got a ton of push up front.
In Week 10, the Redskins will host the New Orleans Saints, a team that has one of the strongest interior offensive lines in the NFL.