Predictions: I've been on a good run with my predictions lately. I really don't know what to say for this game. My gut tells me John Beck gets his first win ever today. Skins win in a squeaker.
Grossman gets the ball to Fred Davis early, and Roy Helu carries the load late to secure a victory. I think the Washington defense will shine brightly this week, reminding fans why they were so highly regarded in the early weeks of the season. Kerrigan gets a sack, one of the Terp corners gets a pick, and Gano heats up. This could be the last good game for us for a while...
If you're in the reading mood, here's a very thorough game preview put together by TheHogs.net including Grant Paulsen and myself. Here's also all of the Redskins beat writers' predictions (mostly Fins).
|Kickoff||1:00 PM EST|
|Announcers:||Chris Myers, Tim Ryan|
|Radio:||ESPN 980 (regional station list)|
|Odds:||Redskins +4, Over/under 37.5|
|Not playing||K. Fox, check comments|
|Former Redskins on MIA||Tony Sparano was a TE Coach under Schottenheimer's cup of coffee in 2001 |
Mike Nolan was Def Coordinator from 97-99
Jason Taylor and Anderson Russell (practice squad safety)
|Previous Meetings||- Redskins beat the Fins at Fedex 24-23 in 2007|
|Head-to-head||- Dolphins are 6-4 all time regular season|
|Vegas Trends||- Skins are 0-2 ATS as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points |
- Skins are 3-5 ATS this year
- Fins have not won or covered at home this year (NE, HOU, DEN)
- ScoresAndOdds said the line should be -10.
|Notes||- Skins are 1-3 on the road this year (beat STL) |
- Dolphins are 0-3 at home
- This is the stadium Shanny won his last Super Bowl
- The George Allen Redskins lost to the Dolphins in that perfect season in 1973
- Redskins Center Erik Cook is the younger brother of Dolphins Guard Ryan Cook.
(H/T Redskins.com, ScoresAndOdds.com)