Dec 23, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Redskins helmets along the sidelines prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Redskins defeated the Eagles 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers at Redskins odds, predictions and previews


Although the San Diego Chargers have a 4-3 record, if not for some last second blunders and mental mistakes, the Bolts could have a record closer to 6-1 as two of their three loses came on last second drives by a combined six points.

Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the Washington Redskins who have struggled out of the gate this season, posting a sub-par 2-5 record. Thankfully though, things are starting to look up as Robert Griffin III is looking more and more like the Pro Bowl talent that he was prior to his injury. It’s been a work in progress through the seasons first eight weeks, but that was to be expected. Hopefully for the Redskins faithful, it’s just a matter of time before RGIII is back to making opposing defenses look silly.

He’ll have a shot this weekend as the Redskins host the San Diego Chargers, who’ve been less than impressive against the pass. San Diego ranks 22nd overall in pass defense and ranks near the bottom as they allow nearly eight yards per completion. Of course, for all of their defensive woes, their offense has been clicking on all cylinders as they’re the fourth in the league in yards per game.

Of course, the Washington Redskins haven’t exactly been slouches on offense either, so it’s possible we’ll see a bit of a shootout between the two sub-par defensive teams.

Date: November 3
Start Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Landover, MD
Stadium: FedExField
TV Info: FOX
Line: San Diego -1
Over/Under: 51

Prediction:

San Diego – 27

Washington – 24

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  • Lem

    No forced turn overs (no win)! SD has been overwhelming on offence with ball control. All three of the NFC East teams they have faced so far they have won and controlled the clock with long drives. RGIII can’t win sitting on the bench, the defense will need to get it together for this one. So far this year the only thing that has beaten San Diego is turnovers and their defense. Lately they haven’t had the backbreaker turnover and the defense has played fairly well (haven’t given up a touch down in 10 quarters). Four of those was against the Colts, not bad for a bad “D”.

  • Bill Nichols

    Prediction is too close, if you ask me. 31 – 12, all field goals as the Bolts go 3 games in a row (and a half) without allowing any TD’s. No way Redskins score 24 on us……. Bolt Up!!