Washington Redskins vs Denver Broncos Predictions

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One team will see its losing streak end when the Washington Football Team visits the Denver Broncos on Sunday. The team formerly known as the Redskins saw its SU and ATS slide reach three with a loss in Green Bay last week. That’s not quite as bad as what the Broncos are going through.

Denver has lost four straight failing to cover in any of them to fall below .500 for the first time. With the Chiefs struggling, the AFC West is wide open giving the Broncos a glimmer of hope. But they need to get back to their winning ways and are positioned as a 2.5-point favorite in this matchup.

The NFL Week 8 matchup between the Washington Football Team and Denver Broncos will take place at Empower Field at Mile High at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 31, 2021 and will be televised on FOX.

The NFL Week 8 matchup between the Washington Football Team and Denver Broncos will take place at Empower Field at Mile High at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 31, 2021 and will be televised on FOX.

Washington Redskins vs Denver Broncos Odds

Washington Football Team +2.5 | Denver Broncos -2.5 [BET NOW]

Washington Redskins vs Denver Broncos Money Line

Washington Football Team +133 | Denver Broncos -153 [BET NOW]

Washington Redskins vs Denver Broncos Over/Under

Over/Under 44 [BET NOW]

Odds Analysis

You can see what oddsmakers think of this game by the opening line. The Broncos were positioned as a 3-point favorite getting the standard field goal for being the home team. We saw the line drop below the key number to Denver -2.5 with some interest in Washington.

It’s been a spooky few weeks for both clubs so I guess it’s ironic they play on Halloween with both looking to do something they haven’t done in a while. The former Skins played a decent game last week, but failing on four red zone trips led to a 24-10 setback and another ATS loss. Washington is the least profitable team in the NFL at 1-6 ATS. The total surfaced at 44 with no movement as of now.

Washington Redskins Football Team

Only one thing matters in the NFL and that’s the final score. Washington bested Green Bay in a number of stat categories last week, but still came out on the wrong side of a 24-10 score, its third straight setback falling to 2-5. They remain tied for second place in the NFC East, which is kinda like being the tallest midget. The rest of the division is looking up at Dallas and if things don’t change quickly the Football Team won’t have a chance to defend its division title in the second half of the season.

There were a few positive signs from last week’s loss, though there are no moral victories. The much maligned defense played its best game of the season holding the Packers to 304 total yards while sacking Aaron Rodgers three times. Offensively they put up 430 yards with nearly 200 of those coming on the ground. Unfortunately, Washington came up with only a field goal on four red zone trips and failed to score on two other visits inside the Packers 30.

Difficulties in the red zone and on third down prevented WFT from scoring more than 23 points over the previous two games. They were just 4 of 11 on third down against Green Bay and convert fewer than 35 percent of their chances for the year. They also rank 28th in the NFL in red zone touchdown percentage. Maybe they’ll have more success against a banged up Broncos D.

Denver Broncos

The mini-bye did little to solve the ailments on Denver’s defense. With a number of players hurt, especially at the linebacker position, the Broncos swung a pair of deals to acquire some depth at the position. The defense was overwhelmed by the Browns in the Week 7 Thursday night game allowing 182 yards on the ground. The group surrendered 52 rushing yards on the final possession allowing the Browns to run out the final five minutes in the 17-14 loss.

Teddy Bridgewater struggled against the Browns throwing for 187 yards, his lowest total in a full game this season. He also tossed an interception, his fifth in the past three games.

We can’t put all the blame on the defense. The group has played well all season ranking among the top-5 in yards and points allowed. A lot of that damage was done in the first month of the season when they allowed just 26 points in wins over the Giants, Jaguars and Jets. While still formidable, the group hasn’t been as effective against stronger competition.

At some point the offense needs to breakout and the Broncos just don’t have the weapons. Teddy Bridgewater struggled against the Browns throwing for 187 yards, his lowest total in a full game this season. He also tossed an interception, his fifth in the past three games. It’s easy to see why the UNDER is 5-2 with no closing total higher than 45 points.

Prediction: Washington Football Team +2.5 and UNDER 44

Washington Redskins vs Denver Broncos Prediction

The first three games weren’t a good representation of who the Broncos are. Beating the New York teams and Jacksonville showed they’re better than the worst, but they aren’t nearly as good as the rest of the league. The question is: where does Washington fall on the food chain?

The Football Team played a strong game defensively last week and that should continue against a struggling Denver offense. And with injuries crippling the second level the Broncos could have a hard time preventing points, which has me backing the visitors.

Prediction: Washington Football Team +2.5 and UNDER 44

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