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Washington vs. Green Bay: Packers Suffer Fourth Straight Loss


The Redskins beat the Green Bay Packers, and soundly. Every Redskins player seemed to deliver their best possible performance. Kirk Cousins’ 375 yards and three touchdowns is an even bigger big deal when you realize that Robert Kelley also rushed for 137 yards and three scores in the same game (Click Here for the Updated Football Odds).
 
And then there was Pierre Garcon and Jamison Crowder, who delivered 116 yards and one touchdown, and 102 yards and one touchdown, respectively. 
 
The Packers now have four straight losses, and with the way their defense is currently playing, their 4-6 record is likely to get worse. As of the Sunday game, they had allowed 153 points in the previous 4 games. That is poor regardless of how you look at, or analyze things. They are barely keeping up with Minnesota and Detroit. They wish they had the run that the Redskins are enjoying.

Everyone knows and appreciates the weapons the Redskins have at their disposal, but they have struggled at times to unleash their tools to make headway in the season.

However, that changed with the Sunday game, which saw the Redskins offense really come to life for perhaps the first time this season.

Kirk Cousins was the star of the show. He found Crowder for 53 yards with less than Five minutes left. The Redskins have every reason to push for a win against the Packers. Naturally, it was an opportunity to deliver some much-needed vengeance against the team for the 38-18 loss they suffered against the Packers last season in a wild-card playoff game.

Kirk Cousins had one of his best halfs as a Redskin, throwing two long touchdown passes against an albeit banged up Packers secondary, in the span of three plays. 

For the Packers, Aaron Rodgers passed for 351 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Jared Cook caught six passes for 105 yards and a touchdown.
 
Green Bay looked like they might turn things around a couple of times in the second half. They had a big break / play on the first play of the fourth quarter when Stark managed to ramble 31 yards, after Rodgers threw a pass to him in the flat, and there were no Redskins in sight due to some sort of defensive blunder. That brought the Pack to within 5 at 22-17.
 
Cousins turned things around in just two plays and negated that score by finding Garcon (behind LaDarius Gunter at the Packers 30) who covered the rest of the seventy-yard score. The Redskins were back on top 29-17.

Then with 10:04 left, Rodgers fired a touchdown pass to Jared Cook that brought them to within a score again at 29-24.
 
But for every break the Packers could muster up, the Redskins seemed to have an answer. They eventually pulled away in the fourth quarter with two more unanswered majors and earned a hard fought 42-24 final. Not even the swirling wind and failed touchdown conversions could stall Washington on their path to victory. Kirk Cousins and the Redskins offense proved too much for the decimated Packers defense to handle, and the Redskins are now 6-3-1. Short week – Cowboys up next for Thanksgiving.

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Week 6 NFL Picks


Once I get about five or six games into a season, I start to gamble with a little bit more fervor. After all, you have a much better sense of all 32 teams’ relative ability by this point.

I generally only gamble in two veins – football picks, and online casino games. So when I’m not trying my luck at netbet online casino games, I’m scouring over the weekly NFL odds, and looking for opportunity. My experiences are that just gambling every week for the sake of it, is not a worthwhile venture. So with an eye to actually winning, I offer you my four best options this week and a brief explanation of each:

Redskins (2-3) at Jets (3-1)
LINE: NY JETS by 6
Call me a homer, but I just don’t think the Jets deserve 6 points. The Redskins play solid defense, and the Ryan Fitzpatrick led Jets don’t really put the fear of God into anyone offensively, which just lessens the possibility of them winning by a touchdown. I struggle to see that happening regardless of the game’s result, so I’m taking Washington to cover.

Pick: Washington

Bengals (5-0) at Bills (3-2)
LINE: CINCINNATI by 4

Sometimes I let math run it’s course when I gamble and this is a case in point. It doesn’t even matter what I think about the game or the match-up, the line has just moved too much. This game opened as a straight pick-em in many venues, but due to the fact that the Bengals were getting the lion’s share of the action, the line moved four full points! Don’t overthink this or let your ego get in the way – the slide gave you four more points than you should get – take the Bills.

Pick: Buffalo

Patriots (5-0) at Colts (3-2)
LINE: NEW ENGLAND by 9.5

I have every confidence that the Patriots CAN cover whatever spread is put in front of them, especially against the Colts. Indianapolis may have won 3 times, but it was against the Texans, Titans and Jaguars. In their losses to the Bills and Jets, Indy lost by double digits. For your consideration, the Pats have won the last 4 match-ups by a combined score of 189-73 (45-7, 42-20, 43-22 and 59-24). That’s an average score of 47-18. Gulp. Bill Belichek won’t take his foot off their throats and this one will be ugly.

Pick: New England

Chargers (2-3) at Packers (5-0)
LINE: GREEN BAY by 10.5

In a complete about face, I struggle to see Green Bay covering double digits this week. The Chargers have covered 7 of the last 8 times after playing the Monday Night game and this week will be no different. Sure the Packers are going to win the game and remain undefeated, but 10.5 points is just an awful lot to give Phillip Rivers on any day.

Pick: San Diego

It doesn’t matter what I post here, you’re going to make decisions that you like. I chose these four games this week, because for me, they have the most up-side. Pop on over to NFL.com’s Game Center and pick up all of the latest information you need to make an informed decision about any game, and have fun!!

Hail!

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Week 1: Top 4 Picks ATS


Well friends, here we are. You have waited almost nine full months for this Friday to come – the Friday before the first week of the season. Many of you will be spending the next 48 hours thinking about wagers for this week. After all, football and gambling go together like bacon and bacon.

With a full slate of 16 games, 15 if you take away the one that was played last night, there are plenty of meaty morsels for the Armchair Betting Warriors to sink his teeth into. But be forewarned, picking football winners in the first week of the NFL season is tough. You might have a better chance of winning money, playing mobile casino games at luckyadmiral.com.

Regardless, after looking through my options on NFL’s Game Center and narrowing the field considerably, I came up with what I think are the four most solid picks this week: Read the rest of this entry »

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Redskins 2013 Opponents


While the Redskins schedule won’t be officially released until probably April, the close of the 2012 season did allow for Washington’s 2013 opponents to be selected. The Redskins will be facing  the NFC North and the AFC West next year. Here is a breakdown of the home and away games: Read the rest of this entry »

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Leftovers – Week 6


Andre

In this week’s edition of Leftovers, Andre Carter talks about returning to a 3-point stance, preparing for Peyton Manning, the physical play of the defense and the parity of the NFL so far this year.

To read this week’s edition of THN Weekly, click here: THN Weekly with Andre Carter – Week 6

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Leftovers – Week 5


Andre

In this week’s edition of Leftovers, Andre Carter talks about Kevin Kolb, Chalres Woodson and the leadership of Donovan McNabb.

To read this week’s edition of THN Weekly, click here: THN Weekly with Andre Carter – Week 5

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Leftovers – Week 1 2010


Back again is the one and only “Leftovers” blog, which provides fans just as much insight as what is in THN Weekly.

In this edition of Leftovers, Andre Carter talks to THN about the Collective Bargaining Agreement, his adjustment to linebacker and Dallas’ struggles during the preseason.

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Redskins Continue With Winter Additions, Sign Rayner and Dorsey


The Redskins have signed more special teams competition in the form of journeyman kicker Dave Rayner and Canadian Football League star kick returner Dominique Dorsey.

Rayner was originally drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 2005 but had his most productive season with the Green Bay Packers in 2006, scoring 109 points.

Dorsey won the CFL’s Outstanding Special Teams Player award, along with several other pieces of hardware in a 2008 season that saw him lead the CFL with 2,892 all-purpose yards despite missing five games with an ankle injury.

Arguably his most memorable play came from a 129-yard missed field goal return for a touchdown in 2007 in his first game with the Toronto Argonauts.

For all updated roster moves, please visit our Redskins Transactions and Roster pages.

For more on these moves, please check out:

Redskins.com

Redskins Insider Blog – Washington Post

Redskins360 Blog – Washington Times

Canada.com

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Early Play-Off Look For Redskins


Its definitely too early to really make play-off predictions, but Steve Wyche did so any way. There’s no real surprise information here. Obviously, he has the Giants, Panthers and Cardinals as locks, since all three of these teams are the class of their division, at least as it presently looks in the standings. He also lists Tampa Bay as being “In good standing.” Again, no surprise. They are 7-3 and playing pretty good football. Read the rest of this entry »

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