Category Archives: Predictions

Redskins-Cowboys II Predictions

Here are our staff’s completely scientific predictions. Make yours in the comments. Whoever is closest to the actual outcome wins a guest post on this here weblog.

Andy Peden: Cowboys, 31-29

I really think the Skins win, but for this to play out correctly Dallas has to play a week 17 game that matters so they can fuck it up for the third year in a row.

Matt Terl: Cowboys, 27-24

Late pick-six from Cousins loses a game the Skins lead the whole way.

Jack Kogod: Cowboys, 31-23

They both suck.

JP Finlay: Redskins, 30-23

A lot of Alfred and a couple sacks from Orakpo.

Todd Davis: Redskins, 24-23

A late sack/fumble from our MVP, No. 9!

Chris Mottram: Cowboys, 38-17

Jamie Mottram: Redskins, 24-20

We weren’t going to keep doing these posts, but we’ll have eight months to wallow in the nothingness. For now, beat Dallas.

Composite prediction: Cowboys, 27-23

Redskins-Giants Predictions

Apologies for the lack of posts lately. Been on the road since last Saturday, is my excuse. Hope you’re having a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, despite the state of the franchise.

Here are our staff’s completely scientific predictions for tonight. Make yours in the comments. Whoever is closest to the actual outcome wins a guest post on this here weblog.

Andy Peden: Giants, 27-20

Embarrassment on national TV again.

Jack Kogod: Giants, 24-20

Oh are they playing again?

Matt Terl: [Ed. note: Matt failed to quantify the "misery and sadness."]

I predict misery and sadness, in one form or another.

JP Finlay: Redskins, 30-20

Giants might be worse than the Skins.

Todd Davis: 16-16 tie

Really afraid of a Swinging Gate redux, but Giants are just as bad.

Jamie Mottram: Giants, 27-17

The Redskins are actually favored to win this game.

Composite prediction: Giants, 19-16

Redskins-49ers Predictions

Here’s our staff’s completely scientific predictions for tonight. Make yours in the comments. Whoever is closest to the actual outcome wins a guest post on this here weblog.

Chris Mottram: Redskins, 28-17

Washington wins because they’re good at playing well in meaningless situations. RGIII uses “I” and “me” throughout the post-game press conference; is chastised by the media for taking all the credit for the victory; SportsCenter declares him a bad leader; Internet commenters everywhere wonder if RGMe is a clown, a fraud, or both.

Meanwhile, Nick Sundberg sits in a dimly lit study somewhere in Ashburn, Virginia. He adjusts his deerstalker hat, takes a puff from his pipe and combs through public records, looking for any confirmation of his suspicions that I’m a “dbag troll”. In the wee hours of the next morning, he’s arrested after spending the night stalking the home of my 11th-grade chemistry lab partner. Neighbors report hearing the screams of “AND WHO ARE YOU! … AND WHO ARE YOU!” while Sundberg is hauled away.

Andy Peden: 49ers, 23-13

Nick Sundberg Some random guy who is Sundberg’s replacement has a bad snap, but it’s not why we lose; we just suck.

Jack Kogod: 49ers, 24-17

Redskins lose on a Carlos Rogers pick-six.

Matt Terl: Redskins, 41-13

Because narrative.

JP Finlay: 49ers, 20-16

I really want to go against public opinion, but I think we’re past that. Skins keep it close because Niners can’t score, but it’s not enough .

Todd Davis: Redskins, 31-23

This is setup like last year’s Dallas game. T’giving week, everyone has given up, there’s infighting and Red Lobster controversy. So of course they’ll now decide to show up.

Also, just looking at these two teams, it’s pretty stunning how quickly NFL defenses have crapped on the read-option parade.

Jamie Mottram: 49ers, 24-20

I’m officially checked out for the season.

Composite prediction: Redskins, 24-21

Redskins-Eagles II Predictions

Here’s our staff’s completely scientific predictions for tonight. Make yours in the comments. Whoever is closest to the actual outcome wins a guest post on this here weblog.

Jack Kogod: Redskins, 31-24

If only to validate J. Reid’s column advocating for a Shanahan contract extension.

Matt Terl: Eagles, 35-27

I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that defensive lapses and special teams breakdowns contribute to that score. And there is no way this team could win convincingly enough to validate that column.

JP Finlay: Eagles, 34-24

Remember when I was a bit cocky about the Skins winning three in a row and going into MNF vs. the Niners at 5-5? You should have seen me at 27-14 in the 3rd quarter last Thursday. Then you should have seen me after the game. #infinitesadness

Chris Mottram: Redskins, 31-24

I have no reason for thinking the Skins will win this game other than that they have a knack for winning when we all expect them to lose, and vice versa. SCIENCE!

Todd Davis: Eagles, 37-31

Offense tries hard, but two teams moving in opposite directions.

Andy Peden: Eagles, 41-24

EPIC FAILURE.

Jamie Mottram: Redskins, 31-27

The over/under on this is 53, which is a league-high this week, so that’s fun.

Composite prediction: Eagles, 32-28

Redskins-Vikings Predictions

Here’s our staff’s completely scientific predictions for tonight. Make yours in the comments. Whoever is closest to the actual outcome wins a guest post on this here weblog.

Andy Peden: Redskins, 23-18

If the Skins win, sports talk radio will be unbearable for the next 10 days.

Chris Mottram: Redskins, 34-17

This is finally the week the Skins win an easy one. They continue to feed the run game and the defense forces multiple turnovers. Regardless, I don’t have to hear a damn word of D.C. sports talk radio.

Matt Terl: Vikings, 24-17

I am so excited to have a reason to get invested in the generally terrible Thursday night game that I can’t even come up with an appropriately apocalyptic scenario for how they’re going to lose. It’ll be something to do with the short week of practice plus travel plus the sheer overwhelming excitement of being in Minnesota. Use your imagination.

Jack Kogod: Redskins, 24-13

I still hate everything about Thursday Night Football.

JP Finlay: Redskins, 30-17

They win again. Defense is starting to play better, a bit anyway, and Ponder sucks.

Todd Davis: Redskins, 17-16

Horrible game, but they eke it out!

Jamie Mottram: Redskins, 27-24

You know, Minnesota almost won at Dallas last week, where the Redskins lost by 15. Still.

Composite prediction: Redskins, 25-18

Redskins-Bears Predictions

The way it works is, our Redskins-loving staff makes predictions, then readers make predictions in the comments, and the commenter who comes closest to the final score gets to make a guest post. Hip-hip!

Chris Mottram: Bears, 34-24

Chicago has the second-best scoring offense in the NFC. Both teams give up a lot of points. Basically, this is last Sunday all over again, but it’s at home. If the special teams can avoid giving up two huge plays and the offense can get touchdowns instead of field goals, there’s a chance! But nope, they’ll still lose.

Matt Terl: Bears, 24-21

This will be my daughter’s first in-person Redskins game as a functioning human creature. Some people might assume that this would bring the team a special kind of luck and suffuse our daddy/daughter day with a golden glow like the end of Field of Dreams. But I’ve been a Redskins fan long enough to assume that this is where they will break my daughter’s heart for the first of many, many times. At least she’ll probably learn a bunch of new curse words.

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Redskins-Cowboys Predictions

The way it works is, our Redskins-loving staff makes predictions in the post, readers make predictions in the comments, and the commenter who comes closest to the final score gets to make a guest post. Hip-hip!

Chris Mottram: Cowboys, 34-23

There’s not a single reason I can find to believe the Skins will win this game: The Cowboys are better by a large margin on offense, a small margin on defense and the game is in Dallas. Skins are six-point underdogs; it won’t be that close.

Matt Terl: Cowboys, 28-20

Oh, is this team still playing football games? I thought it had become a theoretical framework on which to hang our views on the intersection of racism and modern branding. I guess the football stuff is cool too.

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Redskins-Lions Predictions

The way it works is, our Redskins-loving “staff” makes predictions in the post, readers make predictions in the comments, and the commenter who comes closest to the final score gets to make a guest post. Hip-hip!

Chris Mottram: Lions, 27-17

Still not a single reason to believe the Skins are ready to win a game, especially against another good offense. If they can limit the missed tackles to single digits, they might only lose by 10 or so.

Matt Terl: Lions, 38-24

Oh, man, is it time for another spirit-crushing loss to the Lions already? Seems like just yesterday that Calvin Johnson was scoring three touchdowns and Rex Grossman was being sack-fumbled into oblivion. I predict that this week, Nate Burleson puts up insane numbers and former Terp Shaun Hill makes a triumphant return to PG County after Stafford gets knocked out of the game. Then: 168 uninterrupted hours of talk radio squawking about RG3, the read option, and Kirk Cousins. Yay.

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Redskins-Packers Predictions

The way it works is, our Redskins-loving “staff” makes predictions in the post, readers make predictions in the comments, and the commenter who comes closest to the final score gets to make a guest post. Hip-hip!

Chris Mottram: Packers, 31-24

Based on what we saw from the Skins’ offense in Week 1, I don’t see any reason to believe they go to Lambeau and beat the Packers. Not to mention Washington’s secondary against Aaron Rodgers, which seems like an unfair mismatch. It’ll be high scoring again, but Skins fall short.

Matt Terl: Redskins, 28-27

It can’t go THAT badly again, right? I’d feel much better if someone other than Chris Thompson was returning punts and kickoffs, though.

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Redskins-Eagles Predictions

Hey, you remember how this works, right? I hope so, we’ve done it for years.

Anyhoo, 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: Redskins, 30-24

With the tempo of Chip Kelly’s offense, the Eagles’ defense will likely be on the field a lot. Which is excellent news for the Skins, because the Eagles’ defense is awful. Philly will score, but won’t be able to stop RGIII … enough to win, anyway.

Matt Terl: Redskins, 38-35

Thank goodness for this stupidly early kickoff otherwise I’d probably have an aneurysm waiting for the game to start.

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