Washington Redskins (4-3) at Cincinnati Bengals (3-4)
|Date & Time||Sunday October 30, 2016, 9:30 AM (EDT)|
The Line: Cincinnati Bengals -3 -- Over/Under: 46.5
The Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals cross the pond to play an NFL week 8 game Sunday morning in England at Wembley Stadium.
The Washington Redskins hope to earn their third road victory of the season to remain in the NFC East division race. Five of the Washington Redskins last eight victories have come on the road. Kirk Cousins is completing 66.8 percent of his passes for 1,996 yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions. Cousins has two or less touchdown passes in 10 of his last 14 games. Jamison Crowder and DeSean Jackson have combined for 759 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Pierre Garcon has 30 receptions. The Washington Redskins ground game is averaging 113.7 yards per contest, and Matt Jones leads the way with 460 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Washington is allowing 23.1 points and 363.3 yards per game. Will Compton leads the Washington Redskins with 60 tackles, Trent Murphy has six sacks and Josh Norman has one interception.
The Cincinnati Bengals could use back-to-back wins for the first time this season to get back to a .500 record. Five of the Cincinnati Bengals last eight victories have come on their home field, although this obviously isn't a true home game. Andy Dalton is completing 67.5 percent of his passes for 2,065 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions. Dalton has two or less touchdown passes in nine straight games. A.J. Green and Brandon LaFell have combined for 1,147 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Giovani Bernard has 30 receptions. The Cincinnati Bengals ground game is averaging 115.7 yards per contest, and Jeremy Hill leads the way with 439 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 23.1 points and 354.6 yards per game. Karlos Dansby leads the Cincinnati Bengals with 48 tackles, Carlos Dunlap has five sacks and Shawn Williams has one interception.
The Redskins are 5-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bengals are 0-4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 15-7-2 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The under is 15-5-1 in Bengals last 21 games on grass and the over is 10-2 in Redskins last 12 games overall.
The Cincinnati Bengals don't look anything like the team we expected to see before the season and you can't feel comfortable laying any number with the way they've played. The Redskins also seem to play their best football outside of Washington. I almost want to take the Redskins and my free field goal, but the Bengals are by far the more talented team here and that Bengals wide receiving corps should dominate this game, especially if Norman isn't cleared to play.
I'm going to give the Bengals one more chance and take them to win a game they should win rather easily.