2009 NFL Picks: Washington Redskins NFC East Betting Odds

2009 NFL Picks Washington Redskins NFC East Betting Odds: The Washington Redskins made one of the biggest moves in the off season with the signing of defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth to a $100 million contract. However, the Skins fell short in their quest to acquire quarterback Jay Cutler and therefore must rely on the solid, but unspectacular, signal caller Jason Campbell to lead the attach in 2009. The 2009 NFL Picks experts at online sportsbook SBG Global have the Washington Redskins +4850 odds to win the 2010 Super Bowl.
2008 Season Record: 8-8, fourth in NFC East
Offense: 5
Defense: 9
Special Teams: 8
Coaching: 6
2009 NFL Picks: 9-7
OVER 8 WINS: -115 odds
UNDER 8 WINS: -115 odds

Pros: Defense was the strength of the team last season, and the addition of Haynesworth should make the unit even stronger. Washington allowed only 18.5 points per game and finished in the top 10 in all major defensive categories. The offense is not as strong, but running back Clinton Portis (1,487 rushing yards) is a workhorse back and takes pressure off the passing attack.
Cons: Quarterback Jason Campbell has been a solid starter (completing 59.7 percent of his pass attempts with only six interceptions), but he has struggled getting the Redskins into the end zone.  The Skins ranked 28th in the NFL in scoring last season and Campbell threw only 13 touchdown passes.
Surprise Stat: The Redskins didn’t allow more than 27 points in a game during the 2008 season.

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Outlook: With the addition of Haynesworth, and gaining two-time Pro Bowl selection DeAngelo Hall for the entire season, the defense should again be stingy in allowing points. If Campbell and the offense can increase their scoring in the second year under head coach Jim Zorn, the Redskins could be a playoff contender.
Draft Overview: Surprisingly, the Redskins used their first four picks in the draft to improve their already excellent defense. The Redskins couldn’t pass up Lombardi Trophy winner Brian Orakpo of Texas when the defensive end, shockingly, was still available with the 13th pick in the draft.  Defensive back Kevin Barnes (Maryland) and linebackers Cody Glenn (Nebraska) and Robert Henson (TCU) will help the defense get younger and more athletic.
Overall Outlook: The NFC East is always one of the most competitive divisions in football and it showed last season as Washington finished last in the division with an 8-8 record.  Owner Daniel Snyder is expecting big things after making the huge investment in Haynesworth.  Perhaps more than any other them in the league, the Redskins cannot afford a slow start and the schedule seems to be favorable early in the season. After opening the season at the Giants, the Skins face St. Louis, Detroit and Tampa Bay in the next three weeks.  If Campbell can’t find the end zone with increased frequency early in the season, you can expect that there will be pressure to replace him with veteran Todd Collins, who orchestrated the playoff run in 2007.
Key to Success: Tight end Chris Cooley was a Pro Bowl player last season and wide receiver Santana Moss gained over 1,000 yards receiving, but Antwaan Randle El has been a disappointment in three season since coming over from the Steelers. For the Redskins to improve their scoring numbers, the receivers must provide more big plays in 2009.
Intangibles: Given his big contract, there will be a lot of pressure on Haynesworth to prove his worth. If he is able to withstand the pressure and be the rock in the defensive front that the Redskins expect, he could help make the entire Redskins defensive unit better just through his presence.
SBG Global has posted their 2009 NFL Picks odds to win the 2010 Super Bowl:Arizona CARDINALS: +2900
Atlanta FALCONS: +2000
Baltimore RAVENS: +2500
Buffalo BILLS: +8500
Carolina PANTHERS: +3950
Chicago BEARS: +2000
Cincinnati BENGALS: +8500  
Cleveland BROWNS: +7500  
Dallas COWBOYS: +1400  
Denver BRONCOS: +6000  
Detroit LIONS: +15000  
Green Bay PACKERS: +2500  
Houston TEXANS: +2000  
Indianapolis COLTS: +1000  
Jacksonville JAGUARS: +4500  
Kansas City CHIEFS: +7500  
Miami DOLPHINS: +3000  
Minnesota VIKINGS: +800  
New England PATRIOTS: +300  
New Orleans SAINTS: +1700  
New York GIANTS: +850  
New York JETS: +3500  
Oakland RAIDERS: +5500  
Philadelphia EAGLES: +650  
Pittsburgh STEELERS: +700  
San Diego CHARGERS: +500  
San Francisco 49ERS: +6500  
Seattle SEAHAWKS: +3000  
St. Louis RAMS: +8500  
Tampa Bay BUCCANEERS: +10000  
Tennessee TITANS: +2000
Washington REDSKINS: +4850