Washington Redskins (+6.5)* at Philadelphia Eagles
During the preseason, there were audible grumblings about the possibility that Kirk Cousins may be better suited to quarterback the Redskins than Robert Griffin III. After RGIII sustained yet another injury in week 2, Cousins was handed the weapons to complete the assault on Jacksonville. Now, he will be tasked with carrying the team for much of the remainder of the young season.
Philadelphia’s historic second consecutive come-from-behind victory marked a 2-0 start to the year, but the Eagles cannot continue to fly this close to the sun with wings intact. Robert Griffin III is certainly the more dynamic of the two quarterbacks we will see this in Washington this season, but Kirk Cousins appears every bit capable of leading the Redskins to victory. Furthermore, if there exists any believers in Cousins’ ability in the locker room, their best should be brought out on Sunday.
Call it a letdown game for the Eagles. Call it a division team on the road catching the home team off-guard. Call it a statement for Washington. Whatever Sunday ends up being in the long run, it will belong to the Redskins. Washington beats the spread and wins by a touchdown.