Redskins and Steelers Look To Keep Their Season Afloat In Week 8

Redskins and Steelers Look To Keep Their Season Afloat In Week 8


Looking back over the season, the Washington Redskins and Pittsburg Steelers may be two of the unluckiest teams in the league.  Both consistently put up points only to lose games late in the fourth quarter.  While the Steelers were able to squeak out a victory against division rivals the Cincinnati Bengals this week, the Redskins were not quite as lucky against the New York Giants.  If either of these teams want to be successful this week against each other, they will need big games from both their quarterbacks and defenses.

Robert Griffin III has looked absolutely spectacular in his first year in the NFL.  He has consistently put up high numbers and fund ways to get the ball in the end zone, either by passing or rushing it in himself.  He will need all of those attributes if he wishes to win this week in Pittsburg.  The same goes for the Steeler’s Ben Roethlisberger.  He has a decent game this past week against the Bengals, but will need to pull out the stops to keep up with Griffins offense.

One thing is for certain and that is that both teams defenses need to dig deep and find a way to stop the other squads imposing offense.  While both teams have decent defensive line ups, they have become primarily offensive based teams, which means their defenses need to step it up and stop points from being scored.  If not, the other team will definitely be able to run away with the game.

While this game is up in the air, the point spread does not look to be.  While the Redskins do not win every game, they definitely keep it close.  So having them at a +5 point spread for the NFL odds on the week 8 looks to be a miss step. They seem like a team that will surely cover that.

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