Las Vegas Raiders X-Factors against the Washington Football Team in Week 13
Defensive Line Play
The play of the defensive line is key in every victory or loss for that matter. Nevertheless, the play of the defensive line will be a huge key factor in either a win or loss in this matchup. The reason for this is because of the quarterback on the other side in Taylor Heinicke.
The 28-year-old quarterback has been on fire as of late, and his dual-threat ability has been a key reason that Washington has been routinely winning. He is not known for taking off with the ball very often, but when he does, it usually results in a huge chunk of yardage, as evident in the numbers, as he is the second-leading rusher on this Washington team.
Defensive ends Maxx Crosby and Yannick Ngakoue always play a major role in every Raider game, but they must be at their absolute best to help the Raiders to a W in this one. The combo must lead the way for this defensive line and must be in the face of the quarterback at all times to give the Silver and Black a victory and reach two games over .500.