|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFLThe Washington Redskins depart our nations capital and travel to the Windy City for a Saturday night showdown with the Chicago Bears. The game is scheduled to commence on the city's lakefront in Soldier Field at 8:00ET.
Last week the Redskins made a trip to Buffalo to face the Bills. Obviously, there was much anticipation with Robert Griffin III appearing in his first professional action after having been selected with the second overall pick of this years draft. For what it's worth, he did provide the only touchdown of the entire contest when he connected with Pierre Garcon in the Skins 7-6 victory. In all, RG3 was 4-6 for 70 yards and committed a fumble along the way.
Look for ex-Bear Rex Grossman to try and exact some revenge on the team that dropped him, in whatever amount of time he is provided after Griffin and Kirk Cousins take their allotted snaps on Saturday.
For Chicago, Jay Cutler should finally start this game behind center after being sidelined for the last 6 games last season and being held out of the Bears' preseason opener. Versatile running back, Matt Forte did not play either, which may at least be in part why the Bears were demolished at home by Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 31-3. Forte is also expected back on Saturday.
Of course, Manning didn't have much of a say in the proceedings either, as a pass he threw in the red zone on the Broncos first possession got picked off and he sat the rest of the evening. Brian Urlacher and Julius Peppers were both held out as well, which says a lot about how Denver scored 31 points against a normally tough Bears "D." Peppers should see some playing time against Washington, but Urlacher will miss the remainder of the preseason after having his knee scoped.
The Bears haven't beaten the Redskins in the regular season since 2003, going 0-4 in the interim. Chicago is a 1.5 point home favorite at -$110. The under / over of 37 total points can also be wagered at a -$110.
Click here to read our last article featuring Redskins betting odds during last year's NFL playoffs.