The NFL Championship game is less than a month away and the NFL playoffs start with the Green Bay Packers visiting the Capital to play the Washington Redskins. This game kicks off Sunday, January 10th, 2016 at 4:40 PM EST. Current online sportsbooks for NFL betting have posted this game at a 1 point spread. The Washington Redskins are +1 home underdogs despite an excellent season.
The Washington Redskins have surprised the NFC East by clinching the division and a home playoff game in January. The Redskins went with a change in quarterback this season. While the franchise has selected Kirk Cousins over RG3 as the starting quarterback, the team has been able win tough footballs and accumulate enough wins to become the champion of the NFC East conference.
The Redskins have edged out the likes of the Giants, the Cowboys and the Eagles in their division. How likely is it that the Redskins can eak out a win against some of the teams outside of their division. Having a home game in the playoffs is key for the Redskins, as the team notoriously plays better at home than on the road.
Although the Redskins have 100/1 NFL playoff betting odds to win the Super Bowl, the idea of the Redskins winning isn’t completely out of the picture. The Redskins have a decent defense and Kirk Cousins is one of the most accurate quarterbacks in the NFL. Given these factors, the Redskins could rely on offensive talents such as DeSean Jackson and Jordan Reed. With the Redskins having locked up the division, Kirk Cousins and his squad will look to win another milestone: the NFL’s Lombardi Trophy.