NFL Games of the Year: Broncos big faves with RG3 in town

Jun 19, 2013 |
Odds are out for the biggest and best games of the upcoming NFL season. Covers Expert Matt Fargo gives you his insight into some of these marquee matchups and predicts where the odds could move before kickoff.

NFL Week 8: Washington Redskins at Denver Broncos (-9)

 
Past History: Washington 2-1 SU, 3-0 ATS, 2-1 O/U since 2001
 
Early look at the Redskins: All eyes will be on the return of Robert Griffin III and how his knee will hold up after injuring it in last year's playoffs. Washington was the surprise team out of the NFC, closing the regular season with seven straight wins before blowing a 14-0 lead against Seattle in the wildcard round. The NFC East will be tough again but a healthy defense could keep the Redskins in the postseason.
 
Early look at the Broncos: While not many expected the Broncos to contend last season, Peyton Manning made sure that wasn't the case. After a 2-3 start, Denver went on to win its last 11 regular season games but was upset in the divisional round of the playoffs against Baltimore as a 9.5-point home favorite. The Broncos are one of the favorites again in the AFC and overwhelming favorites to win the AFC West.
 
Where this line will move: This game does not take place until Week 8 so a lot of the line movement will be dictated by what each team does coming into this game. The Broncos will again be the public darling which could force an even higher line.

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