The question now becomes: Did Houston provide a blueprint for others, or copied ones that have worked in the past, in holding down the Redskins offense?
Whatever the case, teams will force Washington to drive the ball down the field, taking away the big play and forcing a team that makes mistakes to endure long trips. Clamp down in the red zone, where Griffin and the passing game have struggled since the start of last season. It's a strategy one expect others to follow; the Redskins have proven big-play wideouts, so don't give up impact plays and make them prove themselves inside the 20. If they do, strategies then change.
The potential loss of TE Jordan Reed to a hamstring injury won't help the Skins short or long passing game if Reed misses considerable time. Of course it's only one week, but the Washington offense, from a fantasy angle, appears to be one owners will at least have to give some time.