New England Patriots @ Washington Redskins Betting Breakdown
This feels like a game where a detailed breakdown seems somewhat unnecessary considering the two teams involved, but let’s go through the numbers for the fun of it, beginning with some defensive statistics.
New England rankings in defensive rushing yards per attempt (YPA): 5th
New England rankings in defensive passing yards per attempt (YPA): 2nd
New England rankings in defensive total yards surrendered: 1st
Washington rankings in defensive rushing yards per attempt (YPA): 21st
Washington rankings in defensive passing yards per attempt (YPA): 23rd
Washington rankings in defensive total yards surrendered: 25th
Quite a contrast, isn’t it? And yet, the most significant defensive number is this: over its first 4 games of the season, the New England Patriots have given up a grand total of 1 offensive touchdowns, a 1 yard QB sneak on 4th and Goal to the Buffalo Bills this past weekend. And while it’s true that barring that last game, New England hasn’t been tested much yet this season, facing off against the Steelers, Dolphins, and Jets, it’s not like Washington’s offensive is head and shoulders above those teams. In fact, the Redskins’ offense ranks 27th in yards per play and 28th in points per game, will likely be featuring a rookie QB making his first NFL start (what a way to go!) and just got held to 3 points by the 31st ranked secondary in the league (NYG).
As I said, not a game where a detailed breakdown seems particularly necessary…