Redskins Getting The Edge By NFL Experts

Posted by Brian Tinsman on October 1, 2011 – 5:25 pm

The Redskins-Rams clash tomorrow at 1 p.m., and the parade of NFL media predictions have already begun.  Here’s what the talking heads are saying about the matchup:

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“Rex Grossman vs. St. Louis’ secondary” was listed as one of the Five ‘Eye in the Sky’ matchups for Week 4:

Torrey Smith reminded everyone why he was projected to be a first-round pick last April (picked in the second by the Ravens) against the Rams, grabbing his first five balls for 152 yards and three touchdowns.

This week, we’ll see how serious the Rams’ secondary issues are against the Redskins.

Washington’s offense still revolves around the running game, but QB Rex Grossman is still averaging career-highs in passing yards per game (282), yards per attempt (7.4) and completion percentage (59.6) through three games this season. While Santana Moss and Anthony Armstrong commonly run intermediate routes to move the chains, they both have the deep speed to burn the Rams.

St. Louis had played the pass relatively well until Week 3 — giving up an average of 185.5 passing yards per game in the first two weeks — but the 385 yards the Rams allowed versus the Ravens exposed some weaknesses. Their safeties didn’t rotate well and their corners lost in man-to-man situations.

But let’s see how this matchup unfolds before passing any judgment.


ESPN Analysts: Six-of-eight select the Redskins.

Allen: Redskins

Golic: Redskins

Hoge: Redskins

Jaworski: Redskins

Mortensen: Rams

Schefter: Rams

Schlereth: Redskins

Wickersham: Redskins

Accuscore and Pick’em fans also selected the Redskins to win (53 percent vs. 46 percent).’s NFC East Blogger Dan Graziano predicts a Redskins road victory:

Four games this week in the NFC East, and I think three of the division’s teams will come away winners. Click the video to find out why I think what I think…

Redskins 24, Rams 17

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Peter King threw in his educated two cents on the matchup:


Pat Kirwan sat down with the CBS crew and previewed the game:


Brian Billick gave his pregame predictions on all games:

The Rams are a better team than their 0-3 record suggests, but I can’t imagine them earning their first win this week. The Redskins’ much-improved defense will pressure Sam Bradford with Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan while Laron Landry (pictured) plays centerfield in the secondary. If healthy, Landry can put up defensive player of the year-like statistics.

The talking heads have spoken!

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One Response to “Redskins Getting The Edge By NFL Experts”

  1. By RussianBreadMaker on Oct 1, 2011 | Reply

    Mike Florio picked the Rams too, but we all know that he’s no expert.

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