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A thrilling Week 3 in National Roger comes to a close with a true whimper as we get to “enjoy” Titty Trubisky and the Bears take on the infirmary ward Redskins. I’m not sure what we did in life to make us have to deal with two Bears games in primetime to start the year but clearly we need to repent.
Watching Trubisky attempt to crutch his way through playing QB in this league where he’s so clearly overmatched is borderline painful to watch. This is the point where I’m contractually obligated to remind everyone that the Bears traded up to get Trubisky in a draft that also had Patrick fucking Mahomes and Deshaun Watson. So tonight we see an immovable object (Chicago’s offense) take on an irresistible force (Washington’s defense.)
The Bears are coming off a wildly controversial win in Denver that saw them kick the game winning FG with negative 1 seconds left in the game, the first in NFL history. But this is Roger League and the officials make up the rules as they go, so it counts, and the Bears are 1-1. Chicago really needs to take care of business tonight against an inferior Redskins team if they want to keep pace with the undefeated Packers in the NFC North.
There haven’t been a lot of positives to take away from the Bears offense so far, to say the least. Chicago is 30th in yards per play, ahead of tanking Miami and the Jets. But as we all know with the Bears, the defense will be how they win this game. They lost DC Vic Fangio to Denver, but they still have Khalil Mack, which will make any defense formidable. They are still +0.4 net YPP this year despite the anemic offense, which is a testament to just how good their defense is.
The Redskins have been trying to cobble together a direction in which to take the franchise after attempting to compete last year in trading for, and paying, Alex Smith. Unfortunately he had one of the most gruesome leg injuries you will ever see, and the Redskins are still trying to find direction at QB. They signed Case Keenum and drafted Dwayne Haskins in the offseason, with the journeyman Keenum winning the job. Keenum has done a decent job leading the offense, averaging 5.8 YPP, which is right in the middle of the pack, 15th in the NFL.
Unfortunately for Washington, half of the city is on injured reserve. Their defense has been one of the worst in the league statistically through their opening pair of games, allowing a staggering 6.7 YPP, good for 30th in the league. If Trubisky can’t move the ball against this team, perhaps he should accelerate his future in real estate or something and just retire after this game.
We completed another two bet sweep on Thursday as The Stache led the Jags to a no-sweat win over Tennessee. I don’t see much of a difference between these two teams. I do think that Chicago should be favored, I think this is just too much though. I’m not sure how a team that doesn’t have a passing touchdown yet can be favored by 5.5 or 6 on the road. Sure their defense is still elite, but this also isn’t the same unit from 2018.
- Redskins +6 -115
- Redskins ML +210 .5x
- Under 4.5 TD’s scored -130
Season Record: 6-3 +2.2x