Washington Redskins: Game By Game Predictions For The Rest Of 2010

Mal SullyContributor IINovember 4, 2010

Washington Redskins: Game By Game Predictions For The Rest Of 2010

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    CHICAGO - OCTOBER 24: Donovan McNabb #5 of the Washington Redskins throws a pass against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on October 24, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Redskins defeated the Bears 17-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
    Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

    As the Skins' head into the bye week with a much needed improvement over last year (2009: 2-6 2010: 4-4).

    Here are my game by game predictions for the rest of this season.

    *Property of CBS Sports, Bleacher Report and National Football League.

    *Feel free to comment with your opinions.

    Enjoy!

    By: Mal S.

Week 10: Philadelphia Eagles

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    PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 03:  LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks for room to run the ball against Rocky McIntosh #52 of the Washington Redskins on October 3, 2010 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaa
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    This should be a really interesting game for the Redskins who won the early meeting this season 17-12 but this time Michael Vick is fully healed from his head injury against us and will be firing ever where with LeSean McCoy and Jeremy Maclin.

    What To Look For:

    Look for the Redskins to run early and stabilize it all day long. Last time they met Ryan Torain for for 70 yards and a touchdown and Clinton Portis (on IR now Keiland Williams will play) ran for 55 yards on 11 carries. Ryan Torain should be able to run all over this eagles defense and use it against thm in the long run.

    Look for the Eagles to do screens to LeSean McCoy and Mike Bell all day long with the Redskins doubling Jeremy Maclin and DeSean Jackson with coverage the middle lanes should be open for a quick shoot from Vick and a long gain.

    Statistic Leaders:

    Passing/PHI/Vick 

    230 yards and 2 touchdowns

    Rushing/WAS/Torain

    80 yards and 1 touchdown

    Receiving/WAS/Armstrong

    95 yards and 1 Touchdown

    Final Score: *Washington 23 Philadelphia 17

Week 11: @ Tennessee Titans

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    LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 17:  Ryan Torain #46 of the Washington Redskins heads up field for a long gain against the Indianapolis Colts at FedExField on October 17, 2010 in Landover, Maryland. The Colts won the game 27-24.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images
    Win McNamee/Getty Images

    The Redskins travel down to the birthplace of country music for a battle with the Titans. By this week Vince Young should be fully healthy and ready to go.

    What To Look For:

    The Redskins will attack with their passing game this time and use Donovan on bootlegs and play action more often with Chris Cooley going on short routes or going in the back field.

    CJ2K will be one happy man running for over 100 yards once again as the redskins are 20th in rush defense this year.

    Statistics Leaders:

    Passing/WAS/McNabb

    310 yards and 3 TDs with 2 Int's

    Rushing/TEN/Johnson

    125 yards and two score seems about right to me.

    Receiving/WAS/Moss

    90 yards and a score will fuel this skins offense.

    Final Score: *Washington 31 Tennessee 23

Week 12: Minnesota Vikings

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    MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 23: Quarterback Todd Collins #15 of the Washington Redskins throws to Clinton Portis #26 while playing the Minnesota Vikings December 23, 2007 at the H.H.H. Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty I
    Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

    Last time these teams met back in 2007 NFL journey man Todd Collins was battling Tavaris Jackson for the final 2007 playoffs but this time things are much different. Future hall of famers Brett Favre and Donovan McNabb are battling this one out and it should be a high scoring appeal.

    What To Look For:

    Washington will probably do short pitches and deep passes because of Minnesota's scary defensive line.

    The Vikings will be pounding their run game all day with Peterson and Gerhart.

    Statistics Leaders:

    Passing/WAS/McNabb

    245 yards and two scores seems good.

    Rushing/MIN/Peterson

    110 yards and a score

    (Gerhart runs for 60 yards and a score as well.)

    Receiving/MIN/Rice

    8 receptions for 120 yards 

    Final Score: *Washington 41 Minnesota 35

Week 13: @ New York Giants

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    LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 21:  Brandon Jacobs #27 of the New York Giants runs past London Fletcher #59 of  the Washington Redskins during their game on December 21, 2009 at Fedex Field in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
    Al Bello/Getty Images

    The Giants have swept the Skins for the past to years and keep that streak going into this matchup while the Redskins have been rejoicing about their three game winning streak.

    What To Look For:

    The Redskins will be run happy this week but will have  tough test defending the run happy giants.

    The Gaints will have Ahmad Bradshow and Brandon Jacobs going all day and should be able to shut down the skins passing game.

    Statistics Leaders;

    Passing/NYG/Manning

    180 yards and 1 Touchdown

    Rushing/WAS/Portis

    115 yards and a score

    Receiving/NYG/Nicks

    4 receptions for 38 yards

    Final Score: *New York 24 Washington 10

Week 14: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 4:  Ladell Betts #46 of the Washington Redskins runs the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at FedExField on October 4, 2009 in Landover, Maryland. The Redskins defeated the Buccaneers 16-13. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
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    The Buccaneers are suprisingly one of the best teams in the league going into this late year matchup against the Redskins.

    What To Look For:

    The Redskins defense will evaluate the pass all day as Josh Freeman has been lighting it up lately in the passing game.

    The Buccaneers will continue to pass all the time but will get some of the load off of Freeman's shoulders with the addition of LeGarrunte Blount.

    Statistics Leaders:

    Passing/TB/Freeman

    311 yards and three scores

    Rushing/TB/Blount

    55 yards and a touchdown

    Receiving/TB/Williams

    6 receptions for 130 yards and a touchdown

    Final Score: *Tampa Bay 31 Washington 21

Week 15: @ Dallas Cowboys

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    LANDOVER - SEPTEMBER 12:  Casey Rabach #61 of the Washington Redskins prepares to snap the ball during the NFL season opener against the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on September 12, 2010 in Landover, Maryland. The Redskins defeated the Cowboys 13-7. (Pho
    Larry French/Getty Images

    The Redskins are coming off a ten point loss to Tampa Bay while the Cowboys finally get Tony Romo back.

    What To Look For:

    Look for the Redskins to be pass happy this time around. Earlier in the year the Redskins only passed for 171 yards but for that number to increase  in this Match up.

    The Cowboys will be out for revenge in this Match up as the Redskins beat them in week one. The returning of Tony Romo means that they will be back to their pass happy form.

    Statistics Leaders:

    Passing/WAS/McNabb

    291 yards and two scores

    Rushing/DAL/Jones

    98 yards and a touchdown

    Receiving/WAS/Banks

    3 receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown

    Final Score: *Washington 17 Dallas 9

Week 16: @ Jacksonville Jaguars

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 03:  Mike Thomas #80 of the Jacksonville Jaguars rushes for yardage during the game against the Washington Redskins at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on September 3, 2009 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Gett
    Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

    The Redskins are feeling good after beating division rival Dallas last week and is ready do another whooping of the Jags.

    What To Look For:

    The Redskins will have to cover well against the Jags passing game that has thrown for many touchdowns this year.

    The Jaguars will have to cover the running game in this one as Portis looks to get going.

    Statistics Leaders:

    Passing/JACK/GARRARD

    275 yards and three touchdowns with a pick

    Rushing/WAS/PORTIS

    110 yards and a score

    Receiving/JACK/SIMS-WALKER

    10 receptions for 100 yards and one touchdown

    Final Score: *Jacksonville 38 Washington 35 (Overtime)

Week 17: New York Giants

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    DETROIT - OCTOBER 31: Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan watches the action during the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 31, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Redskins 37-25.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Imag
    Leon Halip/Getty Images

    The Redskins are coming off a heart breaking loss to Jacksonville in overtime while the Giants have the division wrapped up and play their backups.

    What To Look For:

    The Redskins will probably focus on passing the ball this week as they hope to clinch a wild car spot in the playoffs.

    The Giants will just run the ball.

    Statistics Leaders:

    Passing/WAS/McNABB

    315 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions

    Rushing/NYG/Jacobs

    89 yards and a touchdown

    Receiving/WAS/Cooley

    8 receptions for 105 yards and a touchdown

    Final Score: *Washington 27 New York 10

Conclusion

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 27:  Mike Shanahan, Head Coach of the Washington Redskins  looks on during their preseason game against the New York Jets on August 27, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium  in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/G
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    As I predict the Skins' will take the 5th seed in this years playoffs at (9-7).

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