SOW Pick’em: Vikings at Redskins
- Updated: October 12, 2012
It was a tough loss for the Washington Redskins last Sunday. They played an undefeated Atlanta Falcons team close, but at the end just weren’t close enough. With Robert Griffin III coming off a mild-concussion, can the Redskins bounce back?
Kiel – Redskins 24, Vikings 27
Contrary to popular belief, the Minnesota Vikings are 4-1 for a reason, they know how to win games. Unfortunately, the Redskins on the other hand know how to lose games. With an emotional game on the helm for Everson Griffen. whose mother who passed away unexpectedly, and Peterson looking for a little payback after the team ruined his season last year, the Redskins are on the losing side of the game. That doesn’t mean they won’t put up a fight, but the Redskins are 0-8 at home recently for a reason — and I don’t see that stopping on Sunday.
Left – Redskins 27, Vikings 24
Another home game for the Redskins and I’m sure everyone knows the home record by now. Christian Ponder seems to be on a tear and he is coming into DC facing one of the worst defenses against the pass. I’m hoping that ‘Haz’ gets this defense together and figures out how to use the front 7 like we all saw in the pre-season. With Bob coming back from his “mild” concussion, our offense looks dangerous — and the Vikings D should have a tough time containing it. Alfred Morris has become an amazing piece to this offense and I hope to see him break one like he did against the Bucs. The home losing streak comes to an end this week.
Ray Redskins 31 Vikings 18
Time to get a little crazy here. Yes I know the Vikings are 4-1 and I know that Christian Ponder is playing extremely solid football but there are some reasons to believe the Vikings are nothing more than NFC North fools gold (and purple).
While the Viking have been pretty good they have not been dominant in any facet of the game. Take a way an insane TD here or a crazy punt return there and this team could be sitting at 2-3 as easily as the Redskins could be sitting 4-1.
I expect RG3 to have a huge game a week after concussion looking sharp through the air after a solid week of practice but more importantly hurting Minny on the ground. Expect Griffin to take advantage of Jared Allen’s aggressiveness and rip off a few big runs to finally give the Redskins some clock eating drives and actually win time of possession.
Sleep well season ticket holders after a year of loses your time has come.