Saturday, December 24, 2016
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The Washington Redskins travel to Soldier Field to play the Chicago Bears on Saturday, December 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has Washington as 4 point favorites and the over/under was set at 47. The Redskins are 9-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-3-0. The Bears have an over/under record of 6-8-0 and they are 7-7-0 against the spread.
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Kirk Cousins finished with 315 yards through the air for Washington last week. He completed 32 passes out of 47 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. The Redskins were led in rushing by Cousins, who finished with 11 yards on 2 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. DeSean Jackson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 111 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game Washington got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 2 came on the ground while 14 came through the air. They ran 61 total plays for 335 yards for the game. The Redskins ran for 29 yards on 13 attempts.
Matt Barkley finished with 362 yards passing for Chicago last week. He went 30 for 43, resulting in a 70% completion percentage. The Bears were led on the ground by Jordan Howard, who finished with 90 yards on 17 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Deonte Thompson led the team in receiving with 110 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Chicago had 29 first downs total. 5 came from running the ball and 21 came from a pass. They ran 63 total plays for 449 yards for the contest. The Bears ran for 95 yards on 19 carries as a team.
Washington scores 25 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 10th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 26 passes on 39 attempts for a 67% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 303 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 2nd in the league. The Redskins run for an average of 104 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 18th in the league. They also run 64 plays per contest and average 6.4 yards per play for an average of 407 yards per game, ranking their offense 3rd overall this season. The Redskins average 22 first downs per game which ranks them 6th in the NFL. They accumulate 56.7 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, which ranks 7th in the league.
Washington allows 260 passing yards per game, ranking 26th, and they allow 25 points per contest on defense, which ranks 24th. They give up 25 completions on 37 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 68%. The Redskins allow 115 rushing yards per game on 26 carries for an average of 4.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 22nd in the NFL. Washington allows 375 total yards per game including 5.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 29th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.5 penalties for 66.4 yards per game, ranking them 23rd among NFL teams.
Chicago averages 18 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 29th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 22 passes per game on 36 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. They throw for 251 yards through the air per game, ranking them 14th. The Bears run for an average of 101 yards per game on 23 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 23rd on the ground. They also run 60 plays per game and average 5.9 yards per play for a total of 352 yards per game, ranking them 15th in the league on offense. The Bears get an average of 20 first downs per game, which ranks 23rd. They average 61.9 penalty yards per game via 7.1 penalties, ranking them 12th in the NFL.
Chicago allows an average of 220 passing yards per game, which ranks 6th in the league. Their defense overall allows 23 points per contest, which has them ranked 16th. They give up 21 completions on 33 attempts for a completion percentage of 64% per game. The Bears allow 116 rushing yards per contest on 27 carries for a 4.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 23rd in the NFL. Chicago allows 335 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play, which ranks 9th in the league. They force 6.7 penalties for 62.2 yards in each contest, ranking 20th.
Washington Betting Trends
Washington is 11-3-0 against the over/under this season
Washington has an ATS record of 9-5-0 this season
Chicago Betting Trends
Chicago is 6-8-0 against the over/under this season
Chicago has an ATS record of 7-7-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/20/16 LB Houston Bates Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Chicago
12/19/16 LB Will Compton Knee "?" Saturday vs. Chicago
12/19/16 CB Quinton Dunbar Concussion injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Chicago
12/19/16 LB Ryan Kerrigan Elbow injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Chicago
12/19/16 S Su'a Cravens Bicep "?" Saturday vs. Chicago
11/07/16 TE Niles Paul Shoulder IR
10/21/16 WR Josh Doctson Achilles IR
10/05/16 S David Bruton Jr. Concussion IR
09/28/16 C Kory Lichtensteiger Calf IR
09/26/16 S DeAngelo Hall Knee IR
09/21/16 NT Kedric Golston Hamstring IR
08/31/16 RB Keith Marshall Elbow IR
07/26/16 LB Junior Galette Achilles IR
12/18/16 DB Bryce Callahan Knee "?" Saturday vs. Washington
12/18/16 DL Eddie Goldman Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Washington
12/18/16 WR Eddie Royal Toe "?" Saturday vs. Washington
12/17/16 WR Marquess Wilson Foot IR
12/14/16 OL Mike Adams Back IR
12/11/16 WR Joshua Bellamy Shoulder probable
12/01/16 QB Jay Cutler Shoulder IR
11/29/16 LB Danny Trevathan Leg IR
11/23/16 TE Zach Miller Foot IR
11/22/16 LB Jerrell Freeman Suspension expected to miss next 4 games
11/15/16 DL Will Sutton Ankle IR
11/15/16 OL Kyle Long Leg IR
10/23/16 QB Brian Hoyer Arm out indefinitely
10/05/16 WR Kevin White Ankle IR
09/21/16 LB Lamarr Houston Knee IR
09/02/16 DB Brandon Boykin Pectoral IR
09/02/16 OL Hroniss Grasu Knee IR
09/01/16 QB Connor Shaw Ankle IR
08/31/16 LB Roy Robertson-Harris Illness PUP
Tony's Pick: Take Washington -4
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