The Storyline: Cornerbacks Under Fire
After winning 10 games and the NFC East in 2012, the Washington Redskins entered last year with big hopes.
Those hopes were dashed into a million tiny pieces. The Redskins were an absolute disaster last year, with their franchise savior watching the last three games of a 3-13 train wreck from the bench.
As Griffin tries to recapture the glories of his Rookie of the Year 2012 season, he'll have a shiny new toy in the passing game. After being released by the Philadelphia Eagles, wideout DeSean Jackson didn't have to travel far to find a new home, joining the Eagles' NFC East rivals in the nation's capital.
The Score: Redskins 24, Titans 23
The arrival of Jackson, paired with Pierre Garcon (who led the NFL with 113 receptions in 2013) gives the Redskins one of the NFL's better one-two punches at wide receiver in the league.
That could be a major problem for the Titans. Not only did the team lose cornerback Alterraun Verner in free agency, but after handing his battery mate, Jason McCourty, a big contract the sixth-year pro struggled through one of the worst years of his career in 2013.
The Redskins defense isn't much better, and were this game at LP Field this prediction might well be different.
It isn't, though, and Washington will get behind the Tennessee defense enough for the Redskins to pull out a squeaker.