Redskins vs. Raiders: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More

Jesse Reed@@JesseReed78Correspondent ISeptember 27, 2013

Sep 8, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Oakland Raiders receiver Denarius Moore (17) is defended by Indianapolis Colts cornerback Darius Butler (20) on a 21-yard reception in the fourth quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts defeated the Raiders 21-17. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The winless Washington Redskins travel west in Week 4 to take on the Oakland Raiders.

Oakland has been competitive this season and carries a 1-2 record into this contest. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor has been a spark plug for Dennis Allen's club, and his incredible athleticism has made the Raiders watchable this year.

After suffering a gruesome knee injury last year, Robert Griffin III has yet to play well in three games. He hasn't looked comfortable in the pocket, and he is still working on getting into rhythm with his receivers. 

Three losses later, the Redskins are in danger of falling to 0-4 to start the season after winning the NFC East with a record of 10-6 in 2012. 

Here's what you need to know about this upcoming matchup.

 

When: Sunday, Sept. 29, at 4:25 p.m. ET

Where: O.co Coliseum, Oakland, Calif.

Watch: Fox

Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 15:  Oakland Raiders fans cheer on their team against the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 15, 2013 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California.  The Raiders won 19-9. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Brian Bahr/Getty Images

Betting Lines (via Covers) 

  • Over/Under: 43.5 pts.
  • Spread: Oakland (+3)

 

Redskins Injury Report (via Redskins.com

NAMEPOSITIONINJURYWED.THU.FRI.GAME STATUS
Davis, FredTEAnkleLPLPLPQuestionable
Forbath, KaiKRight GroinDNPDNPLPQuestionable
Hankerson, LeonardWRHamstringFPFPFPProbable
Jenkins, BrandonOLBAnkleDNPDNPLPQuestionable
Kerrigan, RyanLBKneeFPFPFPProbable
Meriweather, BrandonFSShoulderFPFPFPProbable
Murphy, JeromeCBNot Football Related-DNPDNPQuestionable
Reed, JordanTEThighDNPDNPLPQuestionable

 

Raiders Injury Report (via Raiders.com

NAMEPOSITIONINJURYWED.THU.FRI.GAME STATUS
Branch, TyvonSSAnkleDNPDNPDNPOut
Hunter, JasonDEQuadDNPDNPDNPQuestionable
Moore, SioLBConcussionLPLPFPProbable
Nix, LucasGAnkleLPLPLPQuestionable
Olawale, JamizeFBAnkleLPFPFPProbable
Porter, TracyCBConcussionLPLPFPProbable
Pryor, TerrelleQBConcussionDNPLPLPQuestionable
Watson, MenelikTKneeDNPDNPDNPOut

 

Can Washington's Defense Stop Anybody?

Through three games, no team in the NFL has been worse than the Redskins at stopping offenses from moving the ball, and only the New York Giants have allowed more points. 

Granted, it's not easy to stop the Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions from making plays on offense, but this defense has been disturbingly undisciplined. 

Washington should be able to lock down Oakland's offense, but if it plays like it has the past three games on defense, RGIII won't be able to save his team for the fourth straight week.

 

Prediction

Sep 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) throws the ball to Redskins running back Roy Helu (29) against the Detroit Lions in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. The Lions won 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Bu
Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

If the Redskins lose this game, they can kiss the playoffs goodbye. 

Though Washington's defense has been horrid to open the season, it will find a way to rally with the team's playoff hopes on the line. 

On the other side of the ball, RGIII will rebound from his dismal start with a breakout performance. But even more importantly, running back Alfred Morris will have a big game, and the balanced attack will overwhelm Oakland's suspect defense. 

Oakland has a victory, and Washington does not. But it is worth noting that Oakland's lone win came against the Jacksonville Jaguars—the worst team in the NFL by a long shot. 

 

Final Score 

Redskins win 30-21

 

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