The Washington Redskins won on the road. It’s true. It happened. Finally.
The NFC East leaders held on for a 23-20 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon, maintaining their hold on the division standings and their postseason fate. Now, luckily, the Redskins head back home, a place they’re not only comfortable, but incredibly successful for a Week 15 tilt against the Buffalo Bills.
Washington has been nothing short of dominant at FedEx Field and with things still a bit hectic in the NFC East, a victory back on familiar turf would be a huge step in the right postseason direction. Meanwhile, a loss, would make things more than just a little challenging.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game and the early-week odds projections, per OddsShark:
Moneyline: Buffalo bills -125, Washington Redskins +105
What To Watch For
The Redskins can do it. They really can. Washington, the same team that was the laughingstock of the NFL in the preseason, can really win the NFC East this year.
“We have everything we want still in front of us,” coach Jay Grudensaid, per ESPN.com. “It keeps us alive, it keeps our heart beeping, heart pumping, guys should be excited to come back to work on Monday.”
So, how does Washington do it?
Well, it starts with Kirk Cousins. The Redskins quarterback hasn’t been particularly elite this season, but he’s been more than good enough, throwing for 3,306 yards, 18 touchdowns and boasts a 93.2 passer rating. Plus, now that DeSean Jackson is back in the lineup, Cousins finally has a down-the-field threat and that only makes him better.
There’s one thing Cousins still needs though. A run game. Sure, Cousins has been consistent enough when it comes to passing, but opening up a ground game could take the Redskins offense to the next level.
That puts a good amount of pressure on both Alfred Morris and Matt Jones who haven’t been very consistent this fall. If that can change though, if either Morris or Jones can break out, there’s reason to start taking this Redskins squad seriously.