The Washington Football Team will host the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday afternoon. Washington has dropped three consecutive games after winning the season opener, but only sit 1/2 game out of first place in the lousy NFC East.
Earlier in the week, head coach Ron Rivera announced that Kyle Allen would get the start. Alex Smith will serve as the backup while second-year pro Dwayne Haskins Jr. is third on the depth chart.
Spread: Rams -7.5
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Washington should get rookie defensive end, Chase Young, back this week, after missing last week with a groin injury. He was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice. Washington will need him to get after Jared Goff and give him fits.
The receiving corps is banged up as three different receivers landed on the injury report this week. Terry McLaurin (thigh) and Dontrelle Inman (foot) were both limited on Thursday. Steven Sims Jr. (foot) could miss his third straight game. That doesn’t bode well for Allen.
Linebacker Cole Holcomb looks like he should return to the lineup after missing the last three games with a knee injury.
Washington will have its hands full defensively against a potent Los Angeles offense. Goff has a bevy of weapons in Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, and tight end Tyler Higbee.
On offense, look for rookie running back Antonio Gibson to get a hefty workload to try and keep the Los Angeles offense off the field. Washington isn’t always in a position to run, however, as they are often down and have been outscored 31-7 in the first quarter through the first four games of the season.
If you are a betting person, take the Rams plus the 7.5 points this week. As for the over/under, go with the over of 46.5 points as the Rams could very well light up the scoreboard on Sunday. Los Angles will look to improve to 4-0 against the NFC East this season.