Redskins’ positive turnover differential integral in past two victories

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Two possessions later, Hall picked Romo off by undercutting a throw over the middle. He jammed Cowboys slot receiver Cole Beasley, preventing Beasley from getting inside position. Romo tried to sneak a throw in, but Hall snatched it.

And in the third quarter, linebacker London Fletcher intercepted Romo by dropping off tight end Jason Witten and covering Beasley as the play evolved. Romo didn’t expect him to do that.

“Whenever you force turnovers, you give your offense a chance with another possession,” said safety Madieu Williams, who returned an interception for a touchdown against Minnesota in Week 6. “The statistics go to show that if we can win the turnover battle, the likelihood of us winning the football game increases dramatically.”

That was the case Sunday, just as it has been all season. The Redskins have had a positive turnover differential in all five of their wins.

They forced two turnovers in their 27-23 loss to New York on Oct. 21. The problem? They turned it over four times themselves.

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