Football Team

Brian Baldinger says Washington has 'best defense in football'

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Over their four-game winning streak, the Washington Football Team's defense has been one of the best defensive units in all of football. And each week, they keep getting better.

The Burgundy and Gold defense turned in their best performance of the season on Sunday, forcing three turnovers and scoring a pair of touchdowns in Washington's 23-15 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

Breaking down the film one day later, NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger was impressed by what he saw from Washington's defense.

"This is a different brand of football being played by the Washington Football Team," Baldinger said. "I think they are the best defense in football."

The two touchdowns by Washington's defense on Sunday -- a 47-yard scoop and score by Chase Young and a pick-six by rookie Kamren Curl -- were the two highlight plays from the unit. But when looking at the game tape, Baldinger was just as impressed by how the defense played throughout the game.

Breaking down just a few random clips from the contest, Baldinger was fired up by how physical Washington's defense was playing and how it was a total group effort, rather than just a standout performance from one or two players.

"They just physically whip you, " Baldinger said. "It's not one guy, it's not two guys. It's the whole damn team."

Washington's defense is playing with high confidence right now, and it's translating onto the field. Over their month-long winning streak, Jack Del Rio's unit is allowing just 14.3 points and 293.5 yards per game.


"Right now, there is nothing they can't do," Baldinger said.