The Washington Football Team has been really through a tumultuous season, to say the least. It has been highlighted (or low-lighted, as it were) by Daniel Snyder being forced to drop the nickname “Redskins,” after which he chose something more generic. And now he finds himself in a number of lawsuits.
There has also been a shuffle at quarterback, where Dwayne Haskins, the first-round draft pick last season, has not quite lived up to expectations. And there is some controversy surrounding his recent release, which might leave Washington in a bind as they attempt to win the NFC title on Sunday, going up against the Philadelphia Eagles.
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The NFC East has been horrid, but there is some high drama, as any one of three teams can possibly win the division crown. Washington has some serious personnel concerns coming into this all-important contest. For one thing, they aren’t absolutely certain will be their quarterback. Haskins started last week’s game against Carolina, and turned the ball over three times. This followed an incident where he was photographed at a party at a strip club without a face mask on, thus violating COVID-19 procedures.
Understandably he was starting in the game because Alex Smith, whose ordeals with leg injuries are well-documented, was sitting with a calf ailment, But after the loss to the Panthers, Haskins got released. Questions arose as to why head coach Ron Rivera hadn’t pulled the trigger on him right after he had committed the violation. And there was speculation as to whether this was the coach’s way of exerting his authority against the owner, considering that Haskins was a particular favorite of Snyder’s.
The hope is that Smith can play. He has practiced with the team for part of the week. If he can’t go, Rivera will turn to Taylor Heinecke, a veteran backup who came in relief last Sunday after Haskins was pulled.
In the Sunday Night NFL betting odds at BetOnline, the “WFT” is favored on the road:
Washington Football Team -3.5
Philadelphia Eagles +3.5
Over 43.5 Points -110
Under 43.5 Points -110
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Smith, who’s had an amazing comeback story, isn’t the only problem here. Washington’s top running back and top wide receiver are listed as questionable. Antonio Gibson has a toe injury and Terry McLaurin (who had been on the other end of plenty of Haskins’ passes at Ohio State), is nursing a bad ankle.
Of course, if you believe in the term “all-in,” you have to believe everything is going to be done to get these guys into action, because this is truly WIN and in.
And you know, the interesting thing is that Washington’s defensive unit is playoff-level and then some. It is fourth overall in total yards allowed, third best in the red zone, fourth in Sack Percentage.
Jalen Hurts is in the final stage of an “audition” of sorts with the Eagles, and he’s had seven passing plays of 30 yards or more in his three starts. Carson Wentz may or may not be out the door, and word is that he doesn’t want to stick around if he is not the starter.
Washington has the ability to keep Hurts under control, because they have such speed on their front seven. Chase Young can – pardon the pun – chase him down. Remember that Hurts got sacked three times and committed three turnovers against Dallas last week.
The key is Alex Smith, and that is no surprise. We wouldn’t back the WFT with Heinecke making a start at quarterback. And if that turns put to be the case, we’ll likely see a shift in the number, which then might put us on the “under.”
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