The Colts vs. Redskins game is going to get top billing on Sunday night, as NBC gets to broadcast the game. Both Indianapolis and Washington could really use a win, especially with how competitive their respective divisions have become in 2010. The AFC South is still getting a lot more respect than the NFC East, but both teams know how important it would be to move to 4-2 at this point in the season. What we could end up seeing are quite a high number of passing yards in this game, as both teams have a starting quarterback that has been performing quite well this year.
It’s remarkable that the Washington Redskins could tie their 2009 win total with a win in week 6 of the 2010 NFL schedule, but they have new quarterback Donovan McNabb to thank for that. It what had seemed like a rebuilding year for the Redskins has instead turned into a quest to win the NFC East for the first time in years. Impressive wins over Green Bay, Philadelphia, and Dallas have the Redskins in a three way tie for first in the NFC East, but they also own the tie-breakers at this point. It’s also worth noting that it took an overtime field goal for the Houston Texans to escape with a week 2 win over Washington.
When a team like the Indianapolis Colts loses two games, it suddenly seems like they are struggling. Starting out the season 3-2 like the Colts would be the dream of several other franchises, but is has opened the door for debate about whether the window for these Colts is closing. Don’t mention that to Peyton Manning, who is actually having one of the best individual seasons of his career. Through just five games, Manning already has 1,609 passing yards (more than 300 per game) to go along with 11 passing touchdowns. He is going to get both Reggie Wayne and Austin Collie past 1,000 yards receiving this year, and it shows how potent the Colts still are on offense.
The Redskins vs. Cowboys game kicks off at about 5:20 p.m. PT (8:20 p.m. ET) on Sunday, Oct. 17. The live broadcast will be on ESPN, and both teams are playing to stay in first place of their respective divisions. Losing could mean they get bounced down the standings though, raising the important level of this game. Fantasy football fans should pay close attention to this one, because the total points scored could be in the 30’s for both teams by the end of the night.