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Redskins-Vikings: Experts Pick ‘Em

Posted by Andrew Walker on October 13, 2012 – 3:06 pm

(AP photo)

For the first time in three weeks, the Washington Redskins are favored to win a game.

The Redskins (2-3) tomorrow play host to the NFC North-leading Minnesota Vikings (4-1) at 4:25 p.m. at FedExField. The Redskins are looking to get back to .500 as they get set to begin play against NFC East opponents, while the Vikings look to continue to be the surprise team of the NFL so far in 2012.

Some experts think with Robert Griffin III returning for the Redskins after suffering a concussion against the Falcons and being knocked out of the game, that the rookie quarterback can and will make the difference between a win and a loss against the Vikings. Minnesota’s dynamic duo of running back Adrian Peterson and wide receiver/returner Percy Harvin would probably like to argue that point.

Anyway, the Vegas odds don’t really matter to the experts listed below, as just about 37 percent of them think the Redskins will win:

Six of the nine at CBS Sports are picking the Vikings in this one. But Ryan Wilson has a beard, and he picked the Redskins, so I’ll go with his selection:

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ESPN.com’s Seth Wickersham hasn’t picked the Redskins since Week 1 when he was only one of three people to pick Washington over the New Orleans Saints (the Redskins, of course, won that game). Good news — Wickersham is going finally going with the Redskins again this week against the Vikings:

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FoxSports.com lists Washington as a 1.5-point favorite tomorrow. But their four experts are split in their picks this week:

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Three of five of the folks at NFL.com are going with the Redskins tomorrow. Only Kareem Copeland and a guy named “Rhino” think the Vikings will win. Really — Rhino? Who decided he only gets to go by one name? Is he in the same class as Madonna or Ichiro? Not to my knowledge:

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ProFootballTalk/NBC’s Mike Florio and Michael David Smith are split in their picks this week. It’s the opposite of what I expected, considering I heard that Florio is a Vikings fan:

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Sports Illustrated columnist Peter King thinks the Redskins will pull away with the victory in this one:

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Week 6 Pick ‘Em Totals: 13 for Redskins, 22 for Vikings

Experts Pick ‘Em Archive:
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