The first preseason game started off with the Redskins looking good against the Patriots, but the injuries started piling up quickly. Derrius Guice and Manasseh Garner were lost for the season with torn ACLs, and Matt Ioannidis will miss some time with knee/ankle sprains. The Redskins also lost the game after their bottom of the roster crew finished the 2nd half against New England.
It’s a new week, and the Redskins and New York Jets meet tonight at FedEx Field for their 2nd preseason game of the 2018 season. Both teams know each other well from 3 days of joint training camp practices that saw tempers fly leading to several fights. The Redskins were reportedly the better team this week, and look to take that momentum into tonight’s game.
We still don’t know if we will see Alex Smith’s debut as the Redskins starting QB tonight, but if he does play, it won’t be for very long. Week 3 vs the Broncos might be our only chance to see Smith in Burgundy and Gold before the Week 1 game in Arizona. The rest of the offense is also a big question mark tonight, with many of them still rehabbing injuries. Expect another big night for your favorite Mason/Brennan Hype! Awards candidates instead.
Matchup: Washington Redskins(0-1) vs New York Jets(1-0)
Date/Time: Thursday, Aug. 16 | 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: FedExField (82,000) | Landover, Md.
TELEVISION: NBC4/NBC Sports Washington, ESPN
Joe Tessitore (play-by-play)
Jason Witten (color)
Lisa Salters (sidelines)
Booger McFarland (field analyst)
RADIO: Redskins Radio Network
Larry Michael (play-by-play)
Chris Cooley (analysis)
Rick “Doc” Walker (sidelines)
Odds: Redskins -3
Prediction: Redskins 28 - Jets 24
Enemy Blog: Gang Green Nation