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The Washington Redskins made the playoffs in 2015 and started last season 6-3-1, but stumbled down the stretch and missed the postseason. Now the club is at a bit of a crossroads, as standout quarterback Kirk Cousins is not signed to a long-term deal and the team must decide which way it will go moving forward.

It’s possible Cousins signs a contract extension before the season, but if he doesn’t it will be interesting to see how everything plays out. The offense was solid a year ago but lost a pair of key receivers and must be sharp in order to duplicate last year’s showing.

Washington is in a tough NFC East and could face an uphill climb to make the postseason.

2016 Record: 8-7-1
2016 ATS Record: 10-6
Over/Under Total Record: 12-4
Current Super Bowl Odds: 66/1
Current Odds To Win NFC: 33/1
Current Odds To Win NFC East: 9/2

 

2017 Washington Redskins Season Preview

Cousins played well last year, throwing for 4,917 yards with 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. However, he was aided by one of the best pass-catching groups in the NFL, and both DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon left in free agency.

However, there is still some talent coming back, highlighted by star tight end Jordan Reed, and the Redskins signed the talented Terrelle Pryor in free agency. Cousins should still have enough players who can consistently beat defensive backs, but it could take some time to develop the chemistry with the new players.

The Redskins’ offense should be good, but the defense needs to improve after allowing 23.9 points per game a year ago. Jonathan Allen was drafted in the first round to add talent to the defensive line, while safety D.J. Swearinger was signed in free agency. Star cornerback Josh Norman and edge-rusher Ryan Kerrigan are still around, so there are pieces.

The Redskins don’t have the look of an elite team, but they do have some talent. If Cousins can continue to improve Washington should remain in playoff contention throughout 2017, and if it gets enough breaks, a return to the playoffs is a possibility.

NFL Predictions, 2017 Seattle Seahawks Odds and Picks

Seattle Seahawks 2017 Betting Preview

The Seattle Seahawks made the playoffs once again in 2016 and weren’t at all satisfied with the result. The core of the team has won a Super Bowl and been to another and that’s the goal each year.

The group returns this season focused on making a deep run. The health of quarterback Russell Wilson will be key, because while he didn’t miss a game last season, he was slowed by multiple different injuries. Between Wilson and an elite defense, the Seahawks have the personnel to be the favorites in the NFC West and in the running to win the conference once again this season.

2016 Record: 10-5-1
2016 ATS Record: 7-8-1
Over/Under Total Record: 19-7
Current Super Bowl Odds: 10/1
Current Odds To Win NFC: 5/1
Current Odds To Win NFC West: 4/11

 

2017 Seattle Seahawks Season Preview

The Seahawks have a lot of star power, starting with Wilson as well as cornerback Richard Sherman, safety Earl Thomas, defensive end Michael Bennett, wide receiver Doug Baldwin, linebacker Bobby Wagner, safety Kam Chancellor and defensive end Cliff Avril.

That’s why the team is always in the playoff hunt, as the core of this club has been stable for several years. However, the offensive line has lost some key pieces over the years and was a mess in 2016. The Seahawks signed Luke Joeckel but he’s been inconsistent during his career and even if he’s good, there are still worries.

Eddie Lacy was added to give the Seahawks a power running back, and he can help take the pressure off Wilson. The Seahawks’ only real competition in the division will be the Cardinals, and Seattle is expected to claim the NFC West title once again.

While there are some other top teams in the NFC, Seattle should once again win double-digit games and make a postseason push.

NFL Football Preseason Week 4 Odds, Vikings Vs Titans Predictions

Minnesota Vikings at Tennessee Titans betting in Preseason Week 4 on Thursday

By Steven Wisner of North Shore Sports, INC

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Including the Hall of Fame game, the Vikings are 4-0 this preseason. The team had a lot of positive answers in August and will look to continue the positivity into September, while the Titans look to pull to .500 in the preseason while some players are still trying to make the team.
ODDS ANALYSIS

The total opened at 38.5 and, so far, has stayed stagnant. The spread, however, opened at -2.5 in favor of Tennessee, but has since dropped to -2 since the Vikings have yet to lose a game this preseason, SU or ATS, including the Hall of Fame game.
Tennessee, on the other hand, has dropped two of three both SU and ATS, and eight of their last nine ATS going back to last year. Statistically, Minnesota has the edge in every facet of the game this preseason with home field the Titans’ only real edge.
Of course, Minnesota has won its only true road game this preseason.
QUARTERBACK ROTATION

After a very impressive preseason, Teddy Bridgewater will sit for the Vikings, leaving Taylor Heinicke and Mike Kafka with the chance to make a good impression. Shaun Hill, Bridgewater’s backup, will likely get some snaps, too, though he’s pretty well cemented in the backup role.

Hill has only made 34 pass attempts this preseason, with 25 completions and 236 yards. He’s allowed two interceptions, but thrown for three touchdowns. Heinicke is 30-of-41 for 237 yards and an interception while Kafka has done very well in limited chances against lower level competition, going 9-for 13 with 75 yards and a touchdown.

In Tennessee, Ken Whisenhunt hasn’t ruled out the chance a few starters take the field as he wasn’t happy with what he saw in Week 3. Still, Marcus Mariota isn’t expected to be one of them, leaving us to enjoy Charlie Whitehurst who is just 8-for-9 this preseason with an interception.

Zach Mettenberger is also likely to get a good chunk of time. The backup has completed 58.1% of his passes for 258 yards this preseason and two touchdowns along with one interception.

COACHES’ MOTIVATION

Neither coach is likely to be too motivated for Week 4, which is often a chance for depth players to see time as health is more important than anything else.

Even so, Whisenhunt has a bit more pressure following a very disappointing Week 3 and may actually use this game to see a few starters fix issues that arose last week.

Mike Zimmer, meanwhile, has shown all he needs to with four wins, helping excite a fan base that had to deal with a number of setbacks and off-the-field stories in Zimmer’s inaugural season at the helm.

QUOTE TO NOTE

Coach Whisenhunt was asked about his philosophy coaching the fourth preseason game he responded, saying:

“It’s a very fluid one. I think some of it depends on your team and what you feel like you need to do, and where you are from an injury perspective. I would say certainly some of our guys earned an opportunity to play in the fourth game [in Week 3], and I don’t mean that in a positive way.”

POSITION BATTLE TO WATCH

The wide receiver situation remains a bit uncertain in Tennessee. Kendall Wright is the main guy, but Harry Douglas and Hakeem Nicks have each showed off in a game, though neither did much in Week 3 against Kansas City.

Mariota likely won’t get much chance to throw to either of them, but each may see some time along with others like Dorial Green-Beckham. Someone other than Wright and tight-ends like Chase Coffman need to step up in the passing attack.

They’ll get a chance thanks to a few injuries.

INJURIES

A number of players will be sidelined for this game for both teams. For the Titans, they’ll be without Akeem Ayers, Zaviar Gooden, Sammie lee Hill, Marc Mariani, Kevin Walters and Kendall Wright.

Minnesota will sit Christian Ballard, Greg Childs, Jerome Felton and Kevin Williams. The defensive line is banged up and may also be without Sharrif Floyd, perhaps opening a window for the Titans’ offense.

ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION
Injuries to the defensive line are a concern, but otherwise, the Vikings are the better team, even without Bridgewater under center.
Minnesota will be out to score a perfect preseason and have already shown they can put up wins with their depth players on the field. For the Titans, they may have more motivation given their struggles in Week 3, but without some of their better offensive weapons, I don’t see them pulling out the win.
Minnesota 21, Tennessee 20
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NFL Preseason Week 3 Lines, Washington Redskins Vs Baltimore Ravens Odds

Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens betting in Preseason Week 3 on Saturday

By Steven Wisner of North Shore Sports, INC

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The Redskins have yet to lose this preseason, going 2-2, but the Ravens will look to change that in this battle of the beltway. Baltimore took the matchup last year 23-17.
ODDS ANALYSIS

The odds opened with the Ravens as 3.5 point favorites at home and a total of 43.5. Baltimore has since been bet up to -4, but look for the home team to continue getting a lot of play this week even after a disappointing 40-17 loss to the Eagles in Week 2.
QUARTERBACK ROTATION

This week should be the week we see Robert Griffin III get significant time in the brush up before the regular season. He, however, suffered a concussion, though has returned to practice.

The Skins need to get RGIII as much time as possible, but will also look to be careful with the beleaguered quarterback.

Griffin struggled last year which led to questions of whether he would be the team’s starter. Washington has already committed to him, but he’s just 6-for-13 with 44 yards in the preseason and has looked really shaky on the field.

After Griffin, the team has Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy playing well this preseason, albeit against lesser competition.

Cousins is 20-for 26 for 245 yards and McCoy has 113 yards while completing 9-of-12 passes. Each has thrown for a touchdown.

The Ravens are much more stable at the top with Joe Flacco. He’s shown himself to be a solid—though unspectacular QB. This preseason, however, that’s not been the case.

The vet is 8-for-13, but has just 56 yards and two interceptions to show for his work. His passer rating is a dismal 31.7.

Matt Schaub and Bryn Renner have each completed at least 60 percent of their passes, but neither are playing as well as Cousins or McCoy and each have an interception, though they’ve combined for three touchdowns as well.

COACHES’ MOTIVATION

After a disastrous first season at the helm, Jay Gruden is out to show people that his Redskins’ team is better than people think. He’s been successful through the first two weeks though the biggest question remains: Is Griffin the right answer under center?

On the other side, John Harbaugh’s team is a bit more established. For him it should be all about getting ready for the regular season.

QUOTE TO NOTE

Gruden noted his quarterback is recovering well from the concussion and is expected to get a number of snaps if things progress, adding:

“I think we need the work. We absolutely need the work, whether he takes one shot or 10 shots, we’ve got to get him—we’ve got to get our offense going.”

POSITION BATTLE TO WATCH

The Ravens said good bye to Torrey Smith this offseason and with that are still trying to figure out their wide receiver situation.

Many expect Breshad Perriman to step up in his rookie year, but others like Kamar Aiken, Michael Campanaro and Marlon Brown will see plenty of time as they sort through the inventory at the position.

Getting on the same page between Flacco and his set of receivers will be key in this game.

INJURIES

Griffin’s recovery from the concussion is the lead injury story, but he’s expected to play. DeSean Jackson is also still dealing with a shoulder issue.

In Baltimore, they had 15 players sit out last week and suffered a slew of injuries in the game. Their worst hit position was on the offensive line. They have nine injured lineman at this time.

ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION
The offensive line is a question due to injuries, but otherwise, the Ravens have far fewer questions than the Redskins. They have a stable of receivers and Justin Forsett in the backfield along with a deep crop of possible reserves. Flacco has been bad in his limited preseason action, but that shouldn’t continue.
Look for Flacco to have a solid showing in this tune-up for the regular season while Griffin continues his struggles that date back to last year.
Baltimore 27, Washington 20
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