Could it be the perfect time for the Redskins to face the toughest opponent on their schedule?
Redskins fans will probably be relieved if the game is close at halftime, but if that's the case it's a typical Broncos game. Denver has outscored its opponents by just a combined 24 points in the first halves of their games (128-104). That means their average lead at halftime has been just three or four points. But Denver blows the doors off of the other team in the second half, piling up a margin of 77 points (170-93, 11 points/game). So root for the Redskins to have a solid halftime lead and maybe they will be able to hang on.
A look at the seven players likely to be inactive for today's game.
The Washington Redskins knew defenses would adjust to what they ran last season. The hard part was making their own adjustments, at least to the extent they might have preferred.
The Redskins scored 45 points against the Bears last Sunday, their highest point total since Robert Griffin III came to town at the start of last season. Their previous high was 40 on the 2012 season opener against the Saints.
After three unsuccessful seasons of trying to crack a 53-man NFL roster, defensive lineman Chris Baker finally reached his breakthrough last season as he earned a role as backup nose tackle with the Redskins.