Charles Mann on the other side, unknown and underrated, is having almost as good a year as Manley. Massive Dave Butz has four sacks in two weeks. The play of the line is setting the tone for the entire Washington defense.
Three NFC teams are at 10-2: the Redskins, Giants and Bears. New York and Chicago are overbalanced on defense right now, though. They're winning ugly; they're not on firm footing. But Washington is coming off the 1986 season's premier game. If this is the Redskins' true level, then the rest of the league is in trouble. Call it that Super Bowl look.