SOW Pick’em: Falcons at Redskins
- Updated: October 5, 2012
After a nail-biting win in Tampa Bay, the Washington Redskins look to get their first home win in over a year at FedExField, as well as their first back-to-back win this season. Can they do it? See what the SOW experts think.
Kiel – Redskins 21, Falcons 30
The forecast has rain, and lots of it for Sundays game at FedExField. Ideally this would mean the ground game must get going, which is an area the Redskins are a force at, the only problem is when the game becomes one-dimensional, defenses jobs become easier. The Falcons might be ranked 29th against the rush, but knowing that’s the game plan can change things drastically. The Redskins have no push on the defensive line, and the secondary is still bad, rain or not the Falcons will still air the ball out and get the big touchdowns that the Redskins have been giving up all season.
Left – Redskins 38, Falcons 31
Matty Ice meet RG3….RG3 meet Matty Ice. Ok, no more niceties. This is going to be shoot out and the winner will be the last man standing. Matt Ryan and the Falcons offense is on fire and as everyone knows the Redskins defense is not firing on all cylinders. The loss of Orakpo & Carriker has hurt the front 7 of the Redskins. The defense isn’t getting pressure on the QB like they should which in turn makes the DBs jobs extremely hard. It is going to get even harder on Sunday when they have to defend Roddy White and Julio Jones. Turning the ball around now, the Redskins offense has been on fire this season too. The Redskins have the highest scoring offense in the NFL along with one of the most dynamic and athletic QBs leading the way. The Falcons secondary isn’t the strongest either and I look forward to seeing RG3 exploit that. With the weather looking on the dreary side in DC for Sunday the Redskins should have the advantage over the dome-enhanced Falcons. I look for this one to be offensive game, sorry defense.