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Redskins-Bengals: Experts Pick ‘Em

Posted by Andrew Walker on September 22, 2012 – 10:40 am

(AP photos)

It’s finally upon us — the highly-anticipated home opener of the 2012 season for the Washington Redskins.

The Redskins (1-1) play host to the Cincinnati Bengals (1-1) at 1 p.m. tomorrow at FedExField in what many are projecting to be an all-around explosion of offense, as both teams have experienced their troubles defensively to this point.

The Redskins are coming off a frustrating 31-28 loss to the St. Louis Rams last Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome in the shadow of the Arch, a shape that was somewhat representative of Washington’s game that day. The Redskins led 21-6 with 6:19 remaining in the second quarter before being outscored 25-7 the rest of the way. Washington also lost two defensive starters to injury for the season in the game: defensive end Adam Carriker (quad-tendon tear) and outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (torn pectoral muscle).

The Bengals, meanwhile, earned win No. 1 of the season last Sunday when they defeated the Cleveland Browns 34-27 at Paul Brown Stadium near the banks of the Ohio River. Despite being outgained 439-375 in total yardage, the Bengals utilized three touchdown passes from second-year quarterback Andy Dalton — as well as a punt return for a touchdown by Adam “Pacman” Jones — to get the victory.

A roundup of various national experts’ predictions of the Redskins-Bengals matchup indicates either team has a good shot at winning the game. Some point at the injuries to Carriker and Orakpo and feel the Redskins can’t overcome those losses; others look at a struggling Bengals defense and a rising rookie in Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and feel Cincinnati won’t be able to keep up.

Here’s the entire roundup of picks:

Washington is the 3.5-point favorite Sunday, but that doesn’t faze the crew at CBSSports.com, as 6-of-8 experts are going with Cincinnati:

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ESPN.com’s experts are a little more even-keeled this week. Nine-of-14 experts are going with the Redskins. On a side note, Seth Wickersham — the only ESPN expert to pick the St. Louis Rams last week against the Redskins — is going with the Bengals:

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Three of four FoxSports.com experts are picking the Redskins, but two of them feel it’s going to be a very close game; the parentheses indicate that team won’t win, but it will cover the spread:

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The folks at NFL.com have the opposite mindset of those at CBSSports.com; all five experts believe the Redskins will win:

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ProFootballTalk/NBC is confident in the Redskins’ bounce-back abilities, as both Michael David Smith and Mike Florio are predicting a Washington home-opening win:

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Sports Illustrated columnist Peter King thinks the losses of Carriker and Orakpo will be too much for the Redskins, who he feels will lose in a close one:

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Week 2 Pick ‘Em Totals: 21 for Redskins, 14 for Bengals

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13 Responses to “Redskins-Bengals: Experts Pick ‘Em”

  1. By don Rutledge on Sep 22, 2012 | Reply

    As long as we don’t have real officials, this season doesn’t count.

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