Previous rank: Nr. 31
The football team has arrived – and its strength is a relentless pass rush that will give quarterbacks hell from now until the end of days. Washington had its way with the Eagles’ beat-up offensive line, penalizing Carson Wentz for eight sacks and forcing three turnovers in a 27-17 victory. Chase Young, the overall No. 2 pick in the April draft, was a game changer who finished with four tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble as Washington wiped out a 17-point deficit in the second quarter. It’s unclear if this team will have enough offense to win consistently, but there is no doubt it has a defense that keeps it in and directly wins games.