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What are the Odds? The Redskins are underdogs at home to the Vikings

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Can the Redskins continue to win as underdogs?

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Redskins did something most teams don’t can’t do last week, go to Seattle and come away with the win. They did it hurt, they did it dirty, and they did it when it counted with the offense and the defense coming through on their final drives. The Redskins were 7.5 point underdogs going into the game, and most people had that game chalked up as a loss before the season started, and definitely after the injury report was released.

The Redskins now host the Case Keenum-led Minnesota Vikings tomorrow afternoon. The Vikings are 6-2 despite losing starting QB Sam Bradford for the season(shocker). The record sounds good on paper, but their 6 wins have been against some unimpressive competition. Their last 5 wins come against teams who have combined to win 13 games this season, including the 0-8 Cleveland Browns. The Redskins on the other hand have faced the league’s hardest schedule to start the year, and have wins against the Seahawks(6-3) and Rams(6-2) already this season. This is a big test for both teams to see who they are in November.

The Vikings defense has been very good this year, and if the Redskins want to get the victory on Sunday, they will need to protect the ball, and make the plays that are there. Minnesota’s defense is 3rd in points and rushing yards allowed, 4th in yards per game, and 7th in passing yards per game. Kirk Cousins will be getting Jamison Crowder back this week, and possibly TE Jordan Reed. The Redskins run game has struggled, but they will need to get something going on the ground to keep the Vikings honest.

On defense, the Redskins are night and day from last season, and have been keeping Washington in games all season long when the offense struggles. They are 10th in the league for interceptions(8) and INT TDs(1). New players like LB Zach Brown and D.J. Swearinger have changed the tone of a defense that wasn’t scaring anyone last year. The Vikings aren’t going to be a pushover on offense, and are able to move the ball even with Case Keenum at QB.

The Redskins opened up as 2.5 point home underdogs to the Vikings, and the line has shifted slightly this week. The Vikings are now only 1.5 point favorites, and there is a 40.5 over/under for tomorrow’s game. Bovada will have odds for the game, review them before placing any action on the game. The line could continue to move closer to a push with the Redskins getting healthier this week. This game looks like a low scoring defensive battle on paper, can the Redskins win as underdogs again?

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Who gets the win tomorrow?

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  • 45%
    Redskins by 4+
    (226 votes)
  • 26%
    Redskins by <4
    (134 votes)
  • 7%
    Vikings by <4
    (39 votes)
  • 19%
    Vikings by 4+
    (99 votes)
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