The Washington Redskins travel to Oakland Sunday, and will try to get their first win of the season against the Raiders.
The Redskins looked terrible the first two weeks of the season, before starting to find a little rhythm against the Detroit Lions last Sunday. If Washington is back to full strength, they should beat the Raiders, starting there own injured quarterback, fairly easily.
The Oakland Raiders have started the season 1-2, and were blown out by the Denver Broncos 37-21 on Monday Night Football. Terrelle Pryor left the game in the fourth quarter with a concussion. He has passed all his medical tests this week, and should start Sunday, but we don’t know how he’ll play after the first concussion of his career.
Overall, the matchup favors the Redskins as well. Washington has averaged 408 yards per game compared to Oakland’s 351. Through the air, the Redskins have thrown for 307 yards per game, while the Raiders have averaged a paltry 202 yards.
The Oakland Raiders have the advantage on the ground however, averaging 148 yards per game compared to the Redskins 100. Games are won on the ground, and if Darren McFadden has a big day for Oakland, it’s their game.
The Raiders can also look forward to playing the league’s worst defense. Washington’s defense is so bad, it’s on pace to allow more yards than any team in the history of the NFL.
Still, Oakland doesn’t have a high powered offense, so if RG3 can keep pace with Terrelle Pryor, Washington should pull out the win.
Do you think the Redskins will get their first win?
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