The Cincinnati Bengals and Washington Redskins will collide for a Week 3 preseason game at FedEx Field for a 4:30 pm Eastern kick-off. Let’s take a closer look at the game as well as Sports Interaction’s NFL Preseason odds.
Cincinnati Bengals at Washington Redskins
Point spread: Redskins -3
Date:Sunday, August 27, 2017 @ 16:30
Location:FedEx Field, Landover
Is Jay Gruden Just Waiting for the Real Games?
Washington head coach Jay Gruden was an excellent 9-3 (.750) in the preseason in his first 3 years in charge of the Redskins outscoring opponents a combined 256-196. In 2017? Gruden and the Redskins are 0-2 and have been outscored by a combined 44-20.
Bengals vs. Redskins Odds and Betting Analysis
The Cincinnati Bengals are 1-1 on the preseason and are coming off a 30-12 home loss to Kansas City last Saturday. The Bengals dumped the Buccaneers 23-12 in Cincinnati in Week 1. The Redskins will gun for their first preseason win of the year. Washington lost 21-17 at home to the Packers last Saturday and fell 23-3 in Baltimore to the Ravens in Week 1. The home team Redskins are set as 3.0-point favourites with the total currently sitting at 42.5.
Can the Bengals stop the run in Week 3? The Chiefs torched the Bengals last week for a total of 228 yards on the ground averaging 6.9 yards a rush. Cincinnati coughed up nine runs of 10 yards or more. Kansas City’s Charcandrick West averaged a whopping 16.1 yards per carry. Missed tackles were a big problem for Marvin Lewis’ team in Week 2.
Kirk Cousins and the Redskins’ offense struggled last week against the Packers. In Week 1 Cousins only attempted two passes before taking a seat on the bench. In Week 2 versus Green Bay, head coach Jay Gruden kept his offense on the field for the entire first half for a very uneven performance. Cousins barely led the Redskins on a touchdown drive against Green Bay’s second-team defense.
Bengals vs. Redskins Prediction
Bengals 20 Redskins 17