Washington Redskins (+4) @ Miami Dolphins
The Redskins are 3-5 in the NFC East, tied with the super-star laden Philadelphia Eagles for the worst record in the division. For a while, it felt like the Redskins weren’t getting credit for being a decent team – but that feeling ended up being short-lived as now it’s hard to see them finishing anywhere above 6 wins for the year. But things can change!
I feel like it’s poop or hop off the pot for John Beck coming into Sunday’s game against Miami. The Dolphins finally got a win last week, but they are hardly a mediocre team. Defensively the Dolphins have talent, and offensively they’ve started to play decent football as well – it’s just that they aren’t very good at any one thing. The problem for Miami is that they just won a game. Last week. They aren’t due for another five weeks. A field goal difference gets me a win either way – I’ll take the points.
St. Louis Rams @ Cleveland Browns (-2.5)
The Rams have looked a lot better lately, even though they are still offensively challenged and mediocre against the run at best. But Cleveland probably won’t make them pay for that too much as the Browns are without their top 2 runners to start the season. They are 31st in rushing offense (only 25th in passing yards) so they are certainly offensively challenged. This game will be slow, a close one, and I think the Browns defense is just a little bit better than people give them credit for. At home, I like them to pull it out.