Sunday, October 23, 2016
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The Washington Redskins take on the Detroit Lions on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Ford Field. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 1 point favorites and the over/under was set at 48.5. The Redskins are 4-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-1-0. The Lions have an over/under record of 4-2-0 and they are 3-3-0 against the spread.
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Kirk Cousins finished with 263 yards through the air for Washington last week. He completed 18 passes out of 34 attempts for a 53% completion percentage. The Redskins were led in rushing by Matt Jones, who finished with 135 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Pierre Garcon was the team leader in receiving with a total of 77 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game Washington got a total of 26 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 67 total plays for 493 yards for the game. The Redskins ran for 230 yards on 33 attempts.
Matthew Stafford finished with 270 yards passing for Detroit last week. He went 23 for 31, resulting in a 74% completion percentage. The Lions were led on the ground by Zach Zenner, who finished with 58 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Golden Tate led the team in receiving with 165 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. Detroit had 20 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 58 total plays for 348 yards for the contest. The Lions ran for 83 yards on 26 carries as a team.
Washington scores 24 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 14th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 25 passes on 38 attempts for a 66% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 277 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 5th in the league. The Redskins run for an average of 110 yards per game on 23 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 12th in the league. They also run 62 plays per contest and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 387 yards per game, ranking their offense 6th overall this season. The Redskins average 22 first downs per game which ranks them 8th in the NFL. They accumulate 62 penalty yards per game via 7.8 penalties, which ranks 12th in the league.
Washington allows 243 passing yards per game, ranking 15th, and they allow 24 points per contest on defense, which ranks 18th. They give up 24 completions on 36 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 67%. The Redskins allow 124 rushing yards per game on 25 carries for an average of 5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 28th in the NFL. Washington allows 367 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 21st in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 8.3 penalties for 88 yards per game, ranking them 28th among NFL teams.
Detroit averages 25 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 12th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 24 passes per game on 35 attempts for a 69% completion percentage. They throw for 261 yards through the air per game, ranking them 14th. The Lions run for an average of 89 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 25th on the ground. They also run 61 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for a total of 349 yards per game, ranking them 18th in the league on offense. The Lions get an average of 22 first downs per game, which ranks 7th. They average 75 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties, ranking them 4th in the NFL.
Detroit allows an average of 271 passing yards per game, which ranks 23rd in the league. Their defense overall allows 26 points per contest, which has them ranked 22nd. They give up 25 completions on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 74% per game. The Lions allow 108 rushing yards per contest on 23 carries for a 4.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 21st in the NFL. Detroit allows 380 total yards per game for an average of 6.4 yards per play, which ranks 24th in the league. They force 8.5 penalties for 66.8 yards in each contest, ranking 30th.
Washington Betting Trends
Washington is 5-1-0 against the over/under this season
Washington has an ATS record of 4-2-0 this season
Detroit Betting Trends
Detroit is 4-2-0 against the over/under this season
Detroit has an ATS record of 3-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/16/16 CB Dashaun Phillips Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
10/16/16 TE Jordan Reed Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
10/07/16 WR Josh Doctson Achilles out indefinitely
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 TE Derek Carrier Knee PUP
08/31/16 RB Keith Marshall Elbow IR
07/26/16 LB Junior Galette Achilles IR
10/17/16 C Travis Swanson Hand injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Washington
10/16/16 RB Dwayne Washington Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Washington
10/16/16 G Larry Warford Hip "?" Sunday vs. Washington
10/16/16 RB Theo Riddick Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Washington
10/13/16 LB DeAndre Levy Quad out indefinitely
10/12/16 DT Haloti Ngata Shoulder expected to miss 2-3 weeks
10/11/16 TE Eric Ebron Knee out indefinitely
10/05/16 DE Wallace Gilberry Abdominal IR
09/21/16 RB Ameer Abdullah Foot IR
09/02/16 LS Jimmy Landes Shoulder IR
09/02/16 LB Jon Bostic Foot IR
08/31/16 TE Brandon Pettigrew Knee PUP
08/31/16 TE Timothy Wright ACL IR
08/26/16 WR Corey Fuller Foot PUP
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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