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Posted by: on Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Redskins Holding Strong On Way To Playoffs

It has been an interesting year for the Washington Redskins to say the least.  They started out strong but ultimately started losing games in the middle of the season.  They have gotten a new surge these last few weeks, and have been able to defeat all of their division rivals in the past three games.  If they keep this up, the NFL odds will be in the Washington Redskins corner this coming week against Baltimore.

The main reason the Skins have improved so much this year is because of their hard working rookies.  With the addition of quarterback Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris, the team has become extremely strong on the offensive side of the ball.  They can hit you on all angles with a strong passing game as well as intending running from both the tail back and QB.  Because they have such a great line up on the offense, it gives their decent defense some leeway as it pertains to the opposing team scoring.  If a match up calls for the team to get 37 points, they have all of the necessary components to get that done.  If the defense can hold a team to a few points, then the offense can relax and get back into the mindset of the game.  It all comes down to the style of matchup they are playing.  The Ravens have a monster defense, though, so it might be wise for the Redskins D to prepare to stop Joe Flacco and Ray Rice as much as possible to give the Redskins an advantage in the game.

When it comes to break out years for rookies, the Redskins are firmly at the top of the list.  They need to stay focused this week on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball, though, if they want to be successful against the Ravens.


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