The Washington Football Team (2-5) are surprisingly in second place in the NFC East, considered the NFL’s weakest division as all four teams are under .500. The Philadelphia Eagles are first at 3-4-1, the Dallas Cowboys (2-6) are third and the New York Giants (1-7) are last.
Below, we analyze the midseason Washington Football Team 2020 Super Bowl odds, odds of winning their division as well as NFL futures and opine on whether they’re worth a Super Bowl futures bet at this time.
Latest Washington 2020 Super Bowl odds
Washington beat Philly 27-17 at home in the season opener. Then it dropped five in a row before easily taking care of the struggling Cowboys 25-3 last Sunday.
QB Dwayne Haskins Jr. started the first four games (61.0 completion percentage, 939 passing yards, 4 TDs, 3 INTs) before head coach Ron Rivera demoted the 2019 15th overall pick to third-string QB. This was after Haskins threw for a career-high 314 yards in a 31-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 4. Reports claim Rivera (and teammates) wasn’t happy with Haskins’ worth ethic, attitude and overall performance.
QB Kyle Allen stepped in, starting the last three games, and has completed 68.8% of his passes for 548 yards and 4 touchdowns with 1 pick.
Rookie RB Antonio Gibson leads the team in rushing with 371 yards and 4 TDs on 84 carries, while WR Terry McLaurin (577 yards, 2 TDs) is the top receiver.
Shocker! The offense ranks near the bottom of the league in most categories, most notably 30th in points (19.0) and 29th in passing yards (192.6) per game.
On the other side of the ball, the defense leads the league with the fewest passing yards allowed per game (185.9), while CB Kendall Fuller is tied for the NFL lead with 4 interceptions. The defense ranks 11th in points allowed per game at 23.6.
Washington backers are a little bit ahead as it’s 4-3 against the spread – with a 3-4 Over/Under record.
Washington division betting odds
With no one running away from the field, the division is definitely a wide-open race.
Each team has played each division rival once. Washington is 2-1 with wins over Philly and Dallas, which is 1-2 with its lone NFC East win vs. the Giants. The Eagles are 2-1 with wins over the Giants and Cowboys.
Washington hosts the Giants in Week 9, visits the Cowboys for a Thanksgiving game in Week 12 and closes at the Eagles in Week 17.
Washington futures picks and predictions
NO, there’s no chance Washington wins the Super Bowl, let alone the NFC. Not with its offense.
NO, even though all four NFC East teams are below .500, there are too many road bumps in Washington’s remaining schedule. It still has to play at the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-0), at the San Francisco 49ers (4-4) and vs. the Seattle Seahawks (6-1) at home – all expected losses.
‘Doing things the right way:’ Rivera on S Reaves (Washington Wire)
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