The Washington Redskins started 3-6 in the 2012 regular season but turned it around late to finish at 10-6 and win the NFC East division. Once again mired in a slow start (0-3), the Redskins are hoping that a road match-up with the struggling Oakland Raiders can pave the way for an early turnaround this year.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III throws a pass against the Detroit Lions during their NFL football game in Landover
Two of Washington's three losses came within a field goal-- a 27-33 vs. the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1 and 20-27 vs. the Detroit Lions in Week 3. The other one is a blowout vs. Green Bay to the tune of 20-38.
Robert Griffin III, who is coming from a major surgery in 2013, has had respectable numbers thus far. He has a total of 975 passing yards and 62 rushing yards with 5 touchdowns but has 4 interceptions. Some of those turnovers have come in crucial moments however, including a fumble in Week 3 vs. the Lions which practically cost the Redskins the game.
RGIII alone can not to be blamed for the slow start. Washington's defense currently ranks second-to-last in two key categories; opponents' passing yards per game (333.0) and opponents' rushing yards per game. (155.0).
The Raiders will look to take advantage on the ground at home. They are 3rd in the NFL in rushing yards per game (148.7) led by third-year quarterback Terrelle Pryor who has 198 rushing yards. Running back Darren McFadden averages 62.0 yards per game and has 2 touchdowns.
The Raiders lost their season opener to the Indianapolis Colts, 17-21 and won against the Jacksonville Jaguars, 19-9 in Week 2. They lost to the streaking Denver Broncos last week, 21-37.
Betting Against the Spread (ATS)
Washington Redskins Trends
- Redskins are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 4
- Redskins are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on the road
- Redskins are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games
Oakland Raiders Trends
- Raiders are 4-0 ATS in their last 5 games after a loss
- Raiders are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September
- Raiders are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games at home
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