Washington has surprised me to start the season. For a team I thought would be toward the bottom of the league, they are 3-3 and have played well in the past three weeks. In all of their wins, I predicted them to lose, including to two teams in Dallas and Green Bay that I believed would make the playoffs.
Chicago has also surprised me as I didn’t think the offense would click as well as it did. However, the Bears' pathetic home loss to the Seahawks showed me that they are not ready to take the next step.
Washington should be able to disrupt Jay Cutler, who will continue to drop back behind a terrible offensive line and no running game whatsoever in Mike Martz’s offense.
Washington’s secondary may not be able to hang on to the ball, but the unit has capable cover corners and none of the Bears receivers overly scares me.
While I think the Bears defense is amazing, I don’t know if they will be able to do enough to keep the Redskins from covering this game.
Marshawn Lynch and Justin Forsett both scored against Chicago. Ryan Torain has been running like a beast on a mission and I don’t see the Bears stopping him.
Would I be surprised to see the Bears win this game?
Not at all. Not with the Bears' defense and special teams.
Do I think they will?
Pick: Just like the Bengals, I think the Redskins manage to go on the road, cover the spread and even win the game outright.