Redskins vs Bills Spreads 2011 NFL Predictions Week 8: The well-rested Buffalo Bills host the Washington Redskins, Sunday Oct 30th, as the Bills look to catch AFC East leading New England. The Bills won their last meeting 17-16, on the road, in 2007. NFL oddsmakers have the Bills as -6 point home favorites over the Redskins with the over/under set at 45.5 points. Finish off your NFL Picks Week 8 by getting your bet on the latest Redskins vs Bills Spreads available now.
Washington (3-3, 1-2 V) lost to Carolina 20-33, on the road, in Week 7. QB John Beck threw for 279 yards and scored on a short keeper in his first start in four years. But he didn't return the Redskins to the end zone again until they were down 30-13. TE Fred Davis made six catches for 80 yards with a touchdown.
Not sure that it matters whether John Beck or Rex Grossman is the QB right now. TE Fred Davis continues to be a factor in the passing game, but the Redskins have to run the ball to win and they have not done that the past two games. Defense was a little disappointing against the Panthers. They are even worse shape now considering their injuries. Tim Hightower, Kory Lichtensteiger, and Chris Cooley are now on injured reserve, with Santana Moss out for at least the next 5 weeks. Add in injuries to Trent Williams, London Fletcher and O.J. Atogwe, and things aren’t looking good in Washington. The lack of depth on this team is being exposed, and the Redskins have some tough games coming up.
Buffalo (4-2, 3-0 H) was on their bye week in Week 7. In Week 6 they lost to the NY Giants 24-27, on the road. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 21 of 30 for 244 yards and threw touchdown passes of 60 yards to WR Naaman Roosevelt and nine yards to Stevie Johnson. Fitzpatrick also was intercepted twice. RB Fred Jackson had 16 carries for 121 yards with a touchdown.
Chan Gailey’s offense has been the headliner for the Bills thus far this season. Buffalo ranks third in the league in scoring averaging 31.3 points per game. Running the offense is the AFC’s third rated passer in Ryan Fitzpatrick (95.3), who also stands second in the conference in completion percentage (66.3%), touchdown passes (12) and fourth quarter passer rating (105.9). The Bills quarterback was already named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month in September. LB Shawne Merriman (seven tackles, one sack) is out for the season with an Achilles tendon injury. Spencer Johnson, Danny Batten and Arthur Moats will share time at outside linebacker opposite veteran Chris Kelsay now that Merriman is out for the season. "We'll play a rotation of several guys in there," Bills coach Chan Gailey said. "It gives us some flexibility about who can go in there. We've just got to keep guys fresh and let them keep going at the quarterback." None of them has anywhere close to the name recognition of Merriman. As Gailey pointed out, however, a hobbled Merriman wasn't living up to his reputation through six games. Get $50 in Free NFL Picks here.
Recent Trends to Consider:
Redskins are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
Bills are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss.
Bills are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a bye week.
Bills are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
Redskins are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog of 3.5-10.0.
Redskins are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a road underdog of 3.5-10.0.
Redskins are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Redskins are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
Over is 8-2-1 in Bills last 11 games as a favorite of 3.5-10.0.
Washington Redskins vs Buffalo Bills
When: Sunday Oct 30th@4:05 PM ET
Pick: Bills -6
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The Bottom Line: Buffalo should do well against the banged up Skins. Start the 2011 NFL season off right by getting your bet on the latest Washington Redskins vs Buffalo Bills Spreads available now.