TV Schedule: Sunday, Oct. 20, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX
Stadium: FedEx Field
Weather: High 67, Low 44
Line: Washington (-1)
It seems as if Robert Griffin III has gotten a little bit of his explosiveness back. Although the Washington Redskins are just 1-4 on the season, but Griffin is starting to look like his old self — on the ground at least. With all the talks of Griffin III losing his rushing ability, he silenced those critics against the Dallas Cowboys when he ran the ball nine times for 77 yards. He has passed for 1,448 yards and six touchdowns on the season as Pierre Garcon has been his favorite target, connecting with the wide out 35 times for 408 yards and two scores. Don’t sleep on the run game as RG3 and Alfred Morris lead the 10th-best attack in the league. Morris has 72 carries for 377 yards and three touchdowns in his sophomore campaign.
Coming off an ugly win against one of the worst teams in the league, the Chicago Bears are looking to hold on to their first place position in the NFC North. Jay Cutler is the clear leader of this offense and the veteran quarterback has 1,630 yards and 12 touchdowns on the season. It’s no surprise that his top weapon at the wide receiver position has been Brandon Marshall. The wide out has caught 40 passes from Cutler for 465 yards and five touchdowns. A new wide out target has emerged as one of the best young receivers in the league in Alshon Jeffery who has 29 catches for 456 yards and two scores through week six. The run game has been consistent with Matt Forte who has 442 yards and three touchdowns on 100 carries.
Defensively, the Bears have been inconsistent this season, ranking 20th in total defense while ranking 23rd in the league in passing yards allowed per game with 271 yards per game. On the other side, the Redskins have the fifth-worst defense in terms of yards allowed per game in the league. Both the pass defense and run defense rank in the bottom-10 of the league.
PREDICTION: Bears 28, Redskins 31