1:00 PM ET, Sunday, November 17, 2019
FedExField, Landover, Maryland
The N.Y. Jets (2-7) are travelling to Maryland to face the Washington Redskins (1-8), for a meeting between two bottom teams that are still trying to find their way, more than halfway through the season.
The Washington Redskins are coming on the back of three losses, losing 9-0 to the San Francisco 49ers, followed by 19-9 to the Minnesota Vikings, and last week a 24-9 to the Buffalo Bills. Before that Washington had its only win this season, which was a narrow 17-16 win over Miami Dolphins.
The New York Jets are coming on the back of a 34-27 win against city rivals New York Giants last week. This win broke their 3-game losing streak of 33-0 to the New England Patriots, 29-15 to Jacksonville Jaguars and 26-18 to the Miami Dolphins.
Despite things looking a bit brighter on the Jets’ side, the Redskins are considered favorites to win this game, and this is the second time this season only for them to be favorites. This, even with Washington announcing on Monday rookie Quarterback Dwayne Haskins will be starting with the skins for the rest of the season. The Jets are going to apply a lot of pressure on Haskins with Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams calling the plays. Recall that last week against the Giants, the Jets made rookie quarterback Daniel Jones fumble three times. One of them that was returned to a touchdown by Jets’ Safety Jamal Adams.
Washington’s Coach Bill Callahan is likely to relay mostly on star Running Back Adrian Peterson to move the ball on the ground and carry the skins forward. It’s going to be a tough challenge for the reds, as the gang in green is allowing an average of only 81.9 rushing yards per game, which is the lowest in the AFC.
The Reskins are coming off a bye week, which gave them time to rest, but mostly to prepare for this meeting with the Jets. Notably, to prepare their defense to handle Jets’ Quarterback Sam Darnold, who did show improvement against the Giants last week, but is still considered inconsistent. Prior to that, Darnold had 9 interceptions and 1 fumble in six games.
Washington’s defense isn’t really a strong blocking wall when it comes to rushing yards on the ground, and they are ranked 5th in allowing the most rushing yards per game (136). So many are expecting Le’Veon Bell to finally get his first 100-yard run as a Jet since 2017.
This game for now is predicted to have the lowest scoring totals for Week 11. But with both sides’ defensive lines not really able to block any serious plays, and dangerous Wide Receivers such as Washington’s Terry McLaurin and New York’s Robby Anderson on the attack, points can stack up on the scoreboard on Sunday.
Final Score: Redskins to win 21-17 and cover the spread
Spread: Redskins -1.5 (42%) / Jets +1 (58%)
O/U: 37.5 Over (48%) / Under (52%)