Game Preview: Redskins vs Rams


Washington Redskins Looks To Have All the Steam in Matchup With St. Louis Rams the Washington Redskins, fresh off a scintillating 40-32 win in New Orleans in Week One of the NFL season, will move on to St. Louis this week for a test with the winless Rams. A wagering public duly impressed to this point by the ‘Skins and rookie sensation Robert Griffin III have bet Washington to 3-point favoritism in the NFL odds.

The Redskins have undoubtedly been the talk of the NFL this week. Griffin III, who threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns against the Saints, was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for that breakout performance. To give you an idea of its significance, RGIII became the first player to ever win that award in Week One of their rookie season.

The question facing bettors now is will that form carry over into St. Louis. Rams’ first-year head coach Jeff Fisher has always preached defense first and his squad was certainly competitive in a 27-23 loss to the well-regarded Detroit Lions in Week One. The Rams seized opportunities in that one, using three interceptions of Matthew Stafford to stay in the game before succumbing to a late fourth quarter touchdown by All Pro wideout Calvin Johnson.

This will be an entirely different test for the young Redskins. The thinking here is with a top-class coach like Fisher now at the helm in St. Louis, and a healthy Sam Bradford, the Rams are a

lock to improve on their dreadful 2-14 record from a year ago. But does that matter here? We say no. The Redskins figure to be riding sky-high following their victory in New Orleans and with RGIII’s dynamic play-making abilities, it seems Fisher’s conservative approach to offense may not be able to keep pace. We’ll lay the three points and say ‘Hail to the Redskins!”

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