Peyton Manning will lead his Indianapolis Colts against the Washington Redskins October 17th in a battle that should come down to the quarterbacks and offenses. Peyton Manning has lost on the road twice this season but this game will not shape up as a threat to Manning and his potent offense.
The Indianapolis Colts are struggling on defense against the run and if they can solve that significant problem they could once again be considered a threat to run the table in the NFL Playoffs. Manning and the offense may have limited time on the field if the Washington Redskins can establish a running attack but with their limited arsenal in the backfield it is doubtful.
Washington Redskins Defense vs Indianapolis Colts Offense
Peyton Manning will be looking to get his Indianapolis Colts offense in gear against a surprising Washington Redskins defense. Manning is still at the top of the passing categories despite a rough performance against a resurgent Kansas City Chiefs team last weekend.
Manning lost Joseph Addai in the Kansas City Chiefs game to an apparent concussion and he is also minus running back Donald Brown. This does not bode well for Manning who will have to use a short passing game to combat the Washington Redskins defense.
Albert Haynesworth missed the Washington Redskins last game on bereavement for a death in the family and the Washington Redskins defense played their most inspired game of the 2010 NFL season. Look for there to be some adjustments with the Washington Redskins front defensive line and a possible shift on their defensive backs for this game. The Indianapolis Colts offense has the edge over the Washington Redskins defense.
Indianapolis Colts Defense vs Washington Redskins Offense
The Indianapolis Colts defense was the story against the Kansas City Chiefs running game last week and now it will be on the secondary and linebackers of the Indianapolis Colts against the Washington Redskins for this game. Look for the secondary of the Indianapolis Colts to challenge Donovan McNabb to beat them in this game.
Donovan McNabb has been putting up some big passing numbers with little to work with in the Washington Redskins offense. Clinton Portis has been little help in the backfield and McNabb’s number one receiver is Santana Moss. McNabb has held the Washington Redskins together and could be pointing them to the NFL Playoffs. Washington Redskins offense has a slight edge over the Indianapolis Colts defense.
Indianapolis Colts -3.5 vs Washington Redskins: Pick Against the Spread & Final Look
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook has set the line on this match up with the Indianapolis Colts as a three point road favorite over the Washington Redskins on their home FedEx Field October 17th. If this game is a high scoring affair, the Washington Redskins will not be able to keep up with the Indianapolis Colts.
Peyton Manning and his Indianapolis Colts live for games like this and Manning should go to town on the Washington Redskins lack of ability to cover the short yardage passing game. Manning will have no running game so he will be forced to work the short crossing patterns with Dallas Clark and Austin Collie or Reggie Wayne. Take the Indianapolis Colts -3.5 over the Washington Redskins.
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