Washington Redskins (3-1) +3, o/u 40 at Green Bay Packers (4-1), 1 pm Eastern Sunday, Fox
by Zman of Predictem.com
A pair of teams on the rebound meet when the Washington Redskins visit Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers Sunday afternoon.
Washington, a season after going 5-11, is off to a 3-1 start after pounding the Detroit Lions last week 34-3 as four-point home favorites. The Redskins outrushed Detroit 118-68, held the Lions to 142 total yards and scored nine points on defense.
Green Bay had an eight-game winning streak snapped last week when they blew a 10-point halftime lead and lost to the Chicago Bears 27-20 as three-point home chalk. Green Bay outgained Chicago 439-285 and outrushed the Bears 121-82, but committed five crucial turnovers.
Still, the Packers sit atop the NFC North Division, one game ahead of second-place Detroit, while the Skins sit in second place in the NFC East, two games back of the first-place Dallas Cowboys.
Washington is 2-1-1 against the spread so far this season, and 1-0 both straight up and against the spread on the road, having won at Philadelphia outright as seven-point road dogs.
Green Bay is 4-1 ATS this year, and 2-1 both SU and vs. the numbers at home.
Redskins QB Jason Campbell is coming right along. This year he’s completed 59% of his passes and owns both a 4/3 TD/INT ratio and an 84.3 passing rating.
The Packers have this guy named Favre at QB, and even though he’s 38 years old, he’s not too bad. This year he’s completed 67% of his throws and owns a 9/4 TD/INT ratio and a 94.7 passing rating.
Washington is outscoring opponents this year 22-13, outgaining them 341-268 and outrushing foes 130-86.
Green Bay is outscoring opponents 25-19 and outgaining them 362-328, but is getting outrushed by a 101-68 yards-per-game average.
These two teams last met on Halloween of 2004, when the Packers beat the Skins 28-14 in D.C.
Green Bay and Washington have already played two common opponents this season. The Packers beat Philadelphia 16-13 in OT in week 1 and defeated the New York Giants 35-13 in Jersey in week 2. The Redskins, as mentioned above, beat the Eagles in Philly 20-12 in week 2 but lost to the Giants at home 24-17 in week 3.
The o/u is 0-4 in Washington games this season, which are averaging just 35 points per, while the totals are 4-1 in Green Bay games, which are averaging 44 points per.
The Skins may be without WR Antwaan Randle-El, who hurt a hammy last week after having a big impact on the game. He’s listed as questionable for Sunday.
The Packers opened up as 3 1/2-point home chalk for this game, with a total of 41. Green Bay has since been bet down to a nice round three, while the total has dropped a point. Also, the Pack is listed at -175 on the moneyline, with Washington getting +155.