NFL Pre-Season Football – Indianapolis vs Washington Preview
It would be hard to get a more high-profile matchup in the preseason. Andrew Luck vs. Robert Griffin III in Washington this Saturday should be great.
Indianapolis Colts vs. Washington Redskins NFL Betting Preview
Date/Time: August 25, 4:00 PM EST
NFL Gambling Odds from GTBets
NFL Betting Favorite: Redskins -3
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RG3 won the Heisman, but Luck was the top draft pick. Everyone knows these two will be compared for many years to come, and this will be the first time they face off against one another on the field.
Let’s take a look at this highly anticipated showdown.
Andrew Luck was amazing in his first preseason game against the Rams, but he struggled last time out against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Steelers have one of the best defenses in the NFL, so it shouldn’t come as a shock that Luck couldn’t get going in that one. Still, it proved that while he is an extremely talented quarterback; Luck still has a ton of improving to do. This third preseason game will be a spot where the Colts starters get more playing time than they have in the past.
Indianapolis’ starters are expected to play into the third quarter of this one. Donald Jones will likely get more carries in this one, and Reggie Wayne should be targeted quite a few times. Jerry Hughes is in midseason form for the defense. Hughes already has three sacks in two preseason games. [soliloquy id=”82219″]
Robert Griffin III hasn’t seen as much playing time in the preseason as Luck. He has one touchdown and no interceptions, but he has only attempted 14 passes. Look for Griffin to play a little more in this one, but he still might not play as much as Luck. Kirk Cousins has been great for the Redskins in backup duty.
Cousins threw for 264 yards and three touchdowns in their last game in Chicago. Pierre Garcon will be playing against his former team here, and I expect him to come up with several catches. Aldrick Robinson has made a big impact for the Redskins offense so far this preseason.
Ryan Kerrigan leads an improving pass rush for the Washington defense.
Look for Luck and Griffin to both have a good game here. Mike Shanahan typically puts a higher emphasis on winning preseason games than any other coach in the NFL. Shanahan’s teams are 47-23 since 1997 in the preseason. I think Washington wins this one and covers the spread.
Free NFL Pick: Washington -3