The focus for many going into today’s game between the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles is the battle of rookie quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Nick Foles.
Griffin III has been the starter the entire season for the Redskins (3-6) and had taken the league by storm with his ability to make plays with his arm and his legs. Foles, meanwhile, is getting his first-career start today for the Eagles (3-6), as Michael Vick is out with a concussion.
Though this is certainly an intriguing storyline, the computers at AccuScore feel the running game will play a much bigger factor into the final score of today’s game.
Here’s the highlights of today’s AccuScore predictions for Redskins-Eagles, according to ESPN:
– Redskins running back Alfred Morris and Griffin III are averaging 170-plus rushing yards per simulation vs. the Eagles.
– If Eagles running back LeSean McCoy can rack up more rushing yards than Morris, then the Eagles become 63-percent favorites.
– If Foles completes 60 percent of his passes with more touchdowns than interceptions, then the Eagles are 62-percent favorites.
– AccuScore lists the Redskins as 62-percent (6,200) favorites out of 10,000 simulations.
CHIME IN: What wacky statistical predictions are you making for today’s Redskins-Eagles game? Feel free to comment below.
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