The situation favors WAS at home vs a DET team off a long trip to ARZ with CHI and GB on deck. WAS, however, has been mauled in both 1H’s this year getting outgained 695-230 and outFD’d 38-8. The enthusiasm is fading quickly with their 0-2 start and while they’re game planning to protect RGIII by not running the ball (4 att, 1 yard last week) keeping him in the pocket has proved more detrimental (4 sks, 12 qbh). Last week the Lions DT Fairley was a late scratch making all the difference in allowing the Cardinals 348 yards while totaling only 1 sack.
PHIL’S FORECAST: DETROIT 24 WASHINGTON 21