Washington Redskins at Denver Broncos: Preview and Pick
6 Replies | 284 ViewsOn 10/22/2013 06:05 PM in NFL
The Denver Broncos are considered my most experts to be one of the best teams in the National Football League, but after a Sunday Night Football loss to the Indianapolis Colts, many are rethinking that decision. The Washington Redskins were supposed to be a team that was getting ready to take their game play to the next level, but up to this point they have struggled and are going to have a huge challenge this weekend against Peyton Manning.
Washington Redskins at Denver Broncos Odds
The opening NFL point spread for this game has the Broncos listed as double digit favorites. As expected, the early football bettors are expecting the broncos to rebound from the loss as over 70 percent of the money is coming in on Denver. This has caused a line shift and the line has moved form (-12) to (-13) at many of the top rated online sportsbooks.
The answer to defeating the Broncos may have been discovered in the game against the Colts. Peyton Manning struggled when the Colts sent five or more pass rushers, completing 2-of-8 passes against such pressure. Coming into the game, Manning led the NFL in most categories when facing additional pressure. - The Colts sacked or put Peyton Manning under duress on 17 of his 53 dropbacks (32.1%). It is the most times he has been under such pressure in a game since 2009. The secret to the Redskins success is in running the rock.
The Redskins rushed for 209 yards Sunday, including a season-high 79 yards on zone-read plays. Robert Griffin III had 70 of the Redskins' 79 yards on zone-read plays, and attempted as many zone-read rushes against the Bears as in the Redskins' first five games this season. If they can do that again they may be able to beat the Broncos.
The latest football betting trends for this game indicate that the Redskins may actually have a chance in this game. The Broncos are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game and 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games in October. The Redskins are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game, -0 ATS in their last 6 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game and 7 -3 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win.
Washington Redskins at Denver Broncos Pick
With plenty of time to go before the start of the regular season, I will wait to release my pick on this game until we get closer to game day.