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Redskins-Dolphins Predictions


And we’re back! No, I don’t know why either. But if Kirk Cousins is better than he’s been, the O-line comes together, some of these new defenders pan out, the special teams isn’t a total disaster and you squint real hard … the Skins could win seven games.

Anyway, as ever, these are our crackerjack staff’s predictions for Week 1. Make yours down in the comments. Whoever comes closest gets to make a guest post on this here weblog.

Matt Terl: Redskins, 35-30

The Nationals collapse + the new starting quarterback + the end of an offseason of lunatic drama = time to build hope in fans who believe they are already emotionally dead. The team needs to build us up again so they can crush us anew.

Chris Mottram: Redskins, 27-13

The Redskins are going to put on a dominating performance and Kirk Cousins is going to look like Aaron Rodgers just so we can all go through the pain of fans getting excited before the team realizes it sucks. Go Panthers.

JP Finlay: Dolphins, 23-20

Kirk looks good against depleted Miami secondary, but no run game. Fins O able to move the ball and get a late field goal for the win, but not the cover.

Jamie Mottram: Dolphins, 23-21

My neighbor Fernando is an honest-to-goodness Dolphins fan. He even buried a Tannehill jersey under his house, which will be an odd discovery for some future-generation Wilmingtonian.

We got to talking around the pool the other day, and he thinks Miami is all hat, no cattle. He also thinks Kirk Cousins is going to be pretty good. Kirk Cousins has that effect on people.

Andy Peden: Dolphins, 23-12

It’s Week 1 and I’m already thinking of how this gets worse. I’m going with Cousins gets hurt and RGIII comes in and gets severely hurt thus guaranteeing the $16M next year.

Todd Davis: Redskins, 28-27

I’m kind of with Terl on this one and I’m just going to enjoy the one week I get to go out to my local watering hole with my fellow Washington fans in my Monk jersey with a modicum of excitement. The games always have the potential to wipe away the garbage (see every JMU offseason where they remain in the Crumbling Athletic Association) and make us buy in. Again. All in for Week 2, baby!

Jack Kogod: Dolphins, 31-24

My cousin’s husband recently asked me what kind of stats Ryan Tannehill would put up in Week 1. I asked who the Dolphins were playing. Which is to say, I no longer actively follow the local footballing squadron.

But since I’m on this list … Tannehill goes for 285, 3/1 with 25 rushing yards as an added bonus.

Composite prediction: Dolphins, 24.3-23.9

D.C. sports fan and digital media guy that's been doing this since 2004. Once threw a football further than Chris Cooley.



  1. ThisGuy

    September 10, 2015 at 11:37 AM

    i guess they could win but probs not yo

    D-bags 26
    4skins 17

  2. drewtabaga

    September 10, 2015 at 11:48 AM

    Cameron Wake/Ndamukong Suh vs. Morgan Moses/Brandon Scherff

    Dolphins- 31
    Skins- 13

  3. Mikeyvanilli

    September 10, 2015 at 11:54 AM

    Skins- 21
    Fish- 27

    Kirk looks ok enough to confuse us, throws 2 TDs and 2 picks.

  4. DocJ

    September 10, 2015 at 12:03 PM

    Cousins is Cousins. 3 TD’s, 2 Picks and a fumble. Morris rushes for 80 yards and a score and Jones add another 50 yards rushing and 40 yards receiving. Cousins is hurt late and RG3 comes in for a game winning drive and goes 5-5 for 70 yards and a 15 yard TD run for the win. Redskins win, 35-33. Afterwards Gruden talks up Cousins and complains about RG3. Im drunk by 2 pm.

    Redskins 35
    Dolphins 33

    • ThisGuy

      September 10, 2015 at 3:04 PM

      “Cousins is hurt late and RG3 comes in for a game winning drive and goes 5-5 for 70 yards and a 15 yard TD run for the win.”

      A sign of my ‘Skins drama fatigue/how far RG3 has fallen: I absolutely do NOT want anything like this to happen. Please god, make it stop.

  5. deepvalue

    September 10, 2015 at 12:18 PM

    Miami 28
    DCFC – 27

    The realisation that your fandom of the skins will not save you and will mean nothing down the line. – Matt Terl’s Ozymandias Washingtonia

  6. JFowler11

    September 10, 2015 at 12:50 PM

    Agree with drewtabaga. Miami d-line devours Skins o-line. Stuffs run game, sacks Kirk 3 times in the first half. Gruden puts in gadget plays for this week, Jones makes some catches out of the backfield, D-Jax makes one big catch. But, it’s not enough-

    Fins- 24
    Skins- 16

  7. dpish

    September 10, 2015 at 1:18 PM

    Miami – 34
    Skins – 27

    Some how the Skins look promising, but Cousins throws the game ending pick on the last drive to seal our fate….

  8. filthylaugh

    September 10, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    The Fish/Mammals/Whatever – 27
    Winning Off the Field – 24

    I’ll be spending the game taking a tour of Alcatraz. Will probably be more cheerful.

  9. Ketel on Rocks

    September 10, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    Skins: 13

    Phins: 32

    The same people screaming for RGIII’s head and to start Cousins will be screaming for McCoy to start by Week 4.

  10. SiPhi

    September 11, 2015 at 11:16 AM


    It’s time to get high off of the eve of football. I’m overly optimistic every single year, like a cow driving off to the slaughterhouse that thinks it is being granted freedom. So here we go.

    Cousins throws for 3 tds and 1 int, on the receiving end are Reed, Jackson, and Grant. Matt Jones gets the lone rushing touchdown. And DHall makes shit happen with a game ending pick in the 4th with the Dolphins driving, but tears his achilles and is forced to retire. I can’t be completely positive.

  11. Joe

    September 12, 2015 at 11:31 AM

    Dolphins – 28
    Redskins – 17

  12. Sam

    September 13, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    Dolphins win 28-10. Cast fandom for this team into the river like bread.

  13. Krusheasy

    September 13, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    Dolphins 37

    Redskins 13

  14. Pughie

    September 13, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Skins 24
    Finns 21

  15. Ugh

    September 13, 2015 at 11:29 AM

    The beginning of a long season.

    Dolphins 30
    Skins 10

  16. Chris

    September 13, 2015 at 11:49 AM

    Fish 23
    Skins 17

    There is no optimism anymore. Infinite sadness reigns.

  17. Chris Williams

    September 14, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    So, I’m the closest!

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