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Talking Touchdowns: Raiders Looking to Go 3-0 in the Nation’s Capital

By September 21, 2017 No Comments

Oakland Raiders vs. New York Jets

What’s up, Raider Nation!?! Oakland is now up 2-0 after their victory against the New York Jets on Sunday. The boys in silver and black were back in The Bay and they definitely showed Oakland some love. Marshawn Lynch even brought back the hyphy movement, pumping up the fans in his first home game. Derek Carr and Michael Crabtree hooked up three times in the end zone for the hat trick and that’s really all the Raiders needed to take out the Jets at home. Cordarrelle Patterson and Jalen Richard both had long touchdown runs of their own in the second half to put the game completely out of reach and the final score was 45-20 Oakland Raiders!

Washington Redskins vs. Los Angeles Rams

Here are some quick hits from the Redskins 27-20 win over the Rams last week.

1. Rob Kelley, Chris Thompson and Samaje Peine combined for 229 rushing yards on the ground, the first time the Redskins’ running backs have collectively ran over 200 yards since 1957.

2. Mason Foster dislocated his shoulder in the third quarter against the Rams, but that did not stop him from making a game sealing interception, jumping a route that was intended for Cooper Kupp.

3. The Redskins dominated on the ground 229 yards to 92 and held the ball for 36 minutes and 19 seconds, controlling the tempo and clock.

4. Kirk Cousins threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Grant with 1:49 to play to give the Washington Redskins a 27-20 victory Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams and rookie head coach Sean McVay his first L.

Oakland Raiders vs. Washington Redskins

Now let’s take a look at this week’s matchup with the Raiders traveling to Washington, DC to face the Redskins.

1. Which offense will strike first? Both Oakland and Washington can pound the ball on the ground or make it rain with deep routes. Not committing turnovers and executing in the red zone will be crucial.

2. What team’s defense is going to step up? The Raiders have the edge on D but both squads are known for making big plays. Can Carr avoid the shutdown coverage of Josh Norman? Will the Raiders front seven be able to contain Washington’s running backs by committee?

3. Will a roadtrip and playing under the lights during Sunday Night’s Primetime game distract Oakland?

Game Prediction

The Raiders are a three-point favorite to beat the Redskins and the over/under is 54 according to the Oddsharks. I think the Raiders will take this one. What are your big predictions for Week 3? Let us know.


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