Washington Redskins at Denver Broncos (-13, 58.5)
Redskins’ poor punting vs. Broncos’ field position
Washington’s special teams have been anything but, especially on punts. The Redskins rank dead last with an average of 42.1 yards per punt and is allowing opponents to run back those boots for 21.6 yards per return – another league worst. Washington has watched two punts returned for six points, most recently to Chicago’s Devin Hester last Sunday, and had one punt blocked for a score versus the Raiders.
Giving the Broncos great field position is like loading the guns for your firing squad. Denver doesn’t need much help moving the chains, and has one of the better return teams in the NFL. Speedster Trindon Holliday already has a punt return TD this year, with Denver ranked sixth in punt returns. That’s helped give Peyton Manning an average starting field position of 29.06 yards.