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Teams get pass-happy vs. Redskins porous defense

Thursday - 10/25/2012, 5:55pm  ET

ASHBURN, Va. - Passing yards are easy to come by when playing the Washington Redskins, to the point where other offenses have figured out they don't need to run the ball nearly as much.

Teams are throwing 58.8 percent of the time against the Redskins on first-and-10, gaining 8.4 yards per pass. It's pretty hard to stop the other team when they keep getting second-and-1s or second-and-2s.

Washington ranks last in the NFL in pass defense, negating much of the production of a revitalized offense under rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Says defensive coordinator Jim Haslett: "We've got to fix the back end."

The Redskins play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.


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