Hey, let’s play Predictions! Last week’s winner is Donk Donkerson, who accurately predicted the Redskins-Eagles blowout. A reminder on how it works, for the uninitiated:
Our Redskins-loving “staff” makes predictions in the post, readers make predictions in the comments, and the commenter who comes closest to predicting the final score gets to make a guest post. Hip-hip!
Chris Mottram: Cowboys, 24-17
I am going to be watching this game with my in-laws in WV who are all too eager to mock me about the Redskins. Please, god, let Washington win so I don’t lash out at my sister-in-law and make Thanksgiving super awkward for everyone. Going with Dallas, because everything is horrible and we can’t have nice things. Pass the booze. Happy holidays, everyone!
Matt Terl: Redskins, 24-23
I have no sense of what to expect from this game. The feeling of despair and imminent doom that usually fuels my picks is strangely absent, but it hasn’t been replaced by wide-eyed optimism just yet. With a full week to prepare, I think I’d actually pick the Skins to win solidly, but four days is no time at all. If we assume that this will be a hideous slog like most of this year’s Thursday games, it seems like it’ll come down to the team with the best running game and the best improvisers. And for the first time in forever, that might be the Redskins. Whatever happens, I think it’ll be a weird one.
JP Finlay: Redskins, 34-27
I feel very similar for this game as I did going into the Giants game. The Skins looked good against the Giants, and just got beat by a late Eli drive. Romo aint Eli. Skins win. RGIII impresses in the biggest game of his career. That guy can handle the bright lights of Dallas on Thanksgiving, and I think he responds with two TD by air and one on the ground. Throw in Alf Morris for a TD and a couple field goals, and Washington wins. Romo has a drive at the end to tie, but throws a pick.
Andy Peden: Redskins, 33-31
I’m really hoping for a week of kicking the shit out of Philly then beating down the Cowboys in Dallas on national TV on Thanksgiving, but that stuff doesn’t happen to DC sports fans. RGIII has a stellar day in his return to Texas but the Skins lose on a late Romo-to-Bryant TD.
Todd Davis: Cowboys, 27-21
We all know how this Thanksgiving ends: deep in a well of misery and despair filled with gluttony, bourbon and utter disappointment. Cowboys have exactly the type of athletic D-lnemen to contain RGIIIsus, and Dez Bryant is sure to remind us how we all felt about the secondary prior to the Foles-Reid oasis in the desert.
Jack Kogod: Redskins, 42-0
RGIII accounts for five touchdowns. The defense forces multiple turnovers. Brandon Banks gets replaced as the kick returner. Troy Aikman loses his voice. Jerry Jones comes down on the field and makes Tony Romo cry. The turkey doesn’t get overcooked. My dad makes me an extra batch of oyster stuffing. World peace is declared. Redskins win 42-0. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
Me: Cowboys, 23-21
These teams are too close and Romo is too good on Thanksgiving to expect victory. I’ll probably be sleeping by the second half anyway.
Composite prediction: Redskins, 27-22