Time: NOON CT
Spread: NE -14.5
Betting odds c/o Bovada
The New England Patriots are playing good football, much to the dismay of those who uphold fair play and ethics in sports.
Tom Brady and company will look to improve to 8-0 as it hosts the 3-4 Washington Redskins at NOON (ET) on FOX. The Patriots are 14.5 point favorites in the game according to NFL oddsmakers, with the total set at 52.
Last game the Patriots knocked off the Miami Dolphins 36-7 and it was the fourth victory by eight points or more this season. Tom Brady threw 26 of 38 for 356 yards with four TDs and no INTs. He incurred two sacks but still posted a 133.2 passer rating. Brady has 2,410 yards on the season with a 68.9 percent completion ratio. He has averaged 2.8 TDs per game over the past five and he has had more than 300 yards in three of the past five.
RB LeGarrette Blount had 17 carries for 72 yards. Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski caught six passes for 113 yards including a TD, and Julilan Edelman had 81 yards on seven receptions with a team-high two TDs. The Pats forced two Dolphins fumbles, caught two INTs and sacked Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill five times.
Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is coming off a nice game against Tampa Bay last week when he threw 33 of 40 for 317 yards with three TDs and no INTs.
He was sacked just once in the game, and despite getting little from its backfield, the Redskins outscored Tampa Bay 24-6 in the second half. Jordan Reed caught 11 passes for 72 yards and Pierre Garcon and Ryan Grant both topped 50 yards on the day. Reed had two TDs and Grant had one. Garcon is tied with Reed for the team lead in total reception yardage (350). Jamison Crowder has 292 yards on 32 catches and two TDs. The Redskins have 17 receiving TDs.
Cousins is now in his fourth season out of Michigan State, and he has thrown for 1,737 yards on the year with nine TD passes and eight INTs. He has fumbled three times and his passer rating is 85.1.
Cousins has attempted at least 40 passes in four of his seven starts, and the Redskins will likely ride his arm again. When he has been on, the offense has produced. In the games he has thrown 200 yards or better the Redskins are 3-2, whereas the team is 0-2 in the two games with less than 200 passing yards.
Over is 5-0 in Redskins last 5 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.
Under is 4-0 in Redskins last 4 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
Redskins are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
Patriots are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
Patriots are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.
Patriots are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.