Denver Broncos vs. Washington Redskins
The Denver Broncos and the Washington Redskins face off on Sunday in Denver in a meeting of playoff teams from last season. The Broncos are -13 point favorites over the redskins with an over/under point total set at 53.5.
The Denver Broncos tasted defeat for the first time this season last Sunday as they fell to the Colts in Indy and with the loss they fell to second place in the AFC West. The Broncos have the top scoring offense ranking first in both points, at 42.6, and yards per game at 469.3 and they are minus two in turnover ratio. Peyton manning has completed 71.6 percent of his passes with 25 touchdowns and three interceptions and he has been sacked nine times. Knowshon Moreno is averaging 4.3 yards per carry with eight rushing touchdowns and he has 23 receptions out of the backfield. Wes Welker has 44 catches and eight touchdowns, Eric Decker has 42 catches and three touchdowns, and Demaryius Thomas has 41 catches and five touchdowns. Defensively the Broncos allow 28.1 points and 397 yards per game and they have nine interceptions, 39 sacks, and three fumble recoveries. Danny Trevathan has 49 tackles and three interceptions, Duke Ihenacho has 47 tackles, and Chris Harris has 37 but the defense should see improvement as Von Miller is back for his second game this season. Despite the loss the Broncos are still one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl this season.
The Washington Redskins have gotten off to a slow start to the season but they have won two of their last three games and look to get their third win in this one. The Redskins offense is averaging 25.3 points and 415.8 yards per game and they have a minus one turnover ratio. Robert Griffin III has completed 60.1 percent of his passes with eight touchdowns and six interceptions and he has rushed for 233 yards. Alfred Morris is averaging 5.2 yards per carry with three touchdowns and Roy Helu is averaging 4.2 yards per carry with four touchdowns. Pierre Garcon has 40 receptions to lead Washington, Jordan Reed has 26 catches, and Leonard Hankerson has 18 catches and each of them have two touchdowns. Defensively the Redskins are allowing 30.7 points and 389 yards per game with four interceptions, 18 sacks, and five fumble recoveries. Perry Riley has 51 tackles, London Fletcher has 46 tackles, and Ryan Kerrigan has five sacks. The NFC East is far from decided and the Redskins are by no means out of it.
Denver is 5-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 4-1 against the spread following a loss, and 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five games. Washington is 6-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 7-3 against the spread following a win, and 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
This is a big number but I see it as well within the number the Broncos can cover by here. While Washington got a win last week, they gave up points in bunches at home to the Bears with a backup QB, they face much tougher here in the future Hall of Fame QB Peyton Manning. This one could get ugly and look for RGIII to continue whining every time someone tackles him even when he has crossed the line of scrimmage.
Denver Broncos -13 Washington Redskins