SOW Pick’em: Redskins at Saints
- Updated: September 6, 2012
Something new we are doing this year on Son of Washington is a SOW Team pick piece. What you will see is who we think will win the game (final score) and why we think they’ll win (usually about a paragraph in size).
This week the Redskins head down to New Orleans to face the Saints. Read below to see what each member of Son of Washington thinks will happen this weekend and whether the Redskins will win or suffer a defeat.
Evan – Redskins 27, Saints 33
Robert Griffin III explodes on the scene in his first game and does all sorts of amazing, acrobatic things that no one has ever seen before, leaving the crowd in awe…just like Superman. Because he’s got the socks, right? I hold out hope that will really happen. But even if it does, the Redskins have more question marks in their secondary than The Riddler, and they will face a QB who just set an all-time NFL record for most passing yards in a season. Drew Brees will probably continue right where he left off, and the Saints will play with great vengeance and furious anger as they give Roger Goodell the proverbial finger after the summer of Bountygate.
Tony – Redskins 17, Saints 27
Injuries to Redskins secondary only encourage Saints’ coaching staff to implement a no huddle offense throughout game. The main storyline for Monday will center around Robert Griffin III’s poise in the pocket and flashy 60 yard throws that could have won the game but were overthrown. Running game fueled by Morris will help ease Redskin faithful as they see the oline play well and running game exceed expectation. The Redskins have yet to lose in the super dome but the streak ends on Sunday.
Ray – Redskins 28, Saints 35
I know I’m supposed to pick the Robert Griffin III led Redskins, but I just can’t in good conscience. Simply put Drew Brees is fantastic and the Redskins secondary is well – not. After watching Brees carve up the best secondary in the league last time we saw him, I shutter at the thought of what he is capable of Sunday.
Kiel – Redskins 23, Saints 45
With a depleted Washington secondary and a record-setting QB that lost no weapons, it’s going to be nearly impossible to stop the New Orleans Saints offense. A huge chip is on the Saints defense and I expect them to show up big against a rookie QB in a hostile environment like the Superdome. Redskins are in the game at halftime, but the Saints turn it on in the second half.
Chris – Redskins 16, Saints 31
My reasoning behind that is a simple one. Saints have Drew Brees and the Redskins are starting two back up safeties.
According to the SOW census, the Washington Redskins will lose the game in New Orleans 34-22 due to a Saints passing attack that will be too much to handle for the Redskins secondary.