New England Patriots: A Look Ahead to the Washington Redskins
Another game in week 5 is the New England Patriots traveling to the national capital. They will play the Washington Redskins. This game on paper looks like a total mismatch. One team in this game is having a great season the other one is trying to find one. The Redskins are struggling all over. That is not good news because the Patriots are striving. This will be a tough matchup as the Patriots normally are against any team. The Patriots who had Antonio Brown for one week and released him because of his off the field trouble. The Redskins are trying to find a win. They have been inconsistent so far. The Redskins will have their hands full especially with the way the Patriots defense has been playing so far this year. Let’s look ahead to this week 5 matchup.
The Patriots come into this game in a familiar spot. They haven’t lost a game so far. Now they are coming off a week where the Buffalo Bills gave them a good game. The Bills defense held Tom Brady and the offense to just 16 points. Their defense won the game last week. It has been a while for many to say that. They forced the Bills into 4 turnovers. The Patriots have already played all three division opponents and beat them all. Now they play the Redskins who haven’t scored more than 27 points in any of their games. The Redskins have also given up 30 or more points in three of their games. The Patriots have scored 30 or more points in all but one of their games that were last week. Look for the Patriots to be better on offense and their defense to suffocate the Redskins.
One of five teams that haven’t won a game this year. Head coach Jay Gruden will start Colt McCoy over the first-round pick Dwayne Haskins. There is news that Gruden didn’t want to draft Haskins. He has said time and time again that McCoy gives them the best chance to win. Like I said above there has only been one game they haven’t given up more than 30 points. This is not a good matchup if that happens again. The Patriots can score points and keep you off the scoreboard. They are also dealing with videos that surfaced showing head coach Jay Gruden smoking what looks like an illegal substance. They don’t need this. This team must focus on football. Haskins may see time because McCoy will be under pressure but so will Haskins. They will have to cause turnovers to have a chance of winning.
This should be an easy win for the New England Patriots. Now they still must go out and play the game. We all know the Redskins will be playing their best game. Everyone wants to be the team to knock off the defending champs. Of course, the Redskins want to get their first win in 2019. It will take a miracle but most likely other Patriots win.
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