Washington Redskins “at” Cincinnati Bengals, 9:30a.m. EST
Hey, I know the east coast isn’t used to waking up to football in the morning, but there are much worse things in life. When you’ve got morning football, take advantage of it. The ‘skins and Bengals are kicking off your football day today. A very solid way to enjoy your breakfast.
Keys to the Game
They’re going to need to score in this one. I’m sure the London hangover will affect the play of both teams, but Washington can’t afford a slow start against an established offense like Cincinnati. They’ll be counting on Kirk Cousins to protect the ball and spread it out among Reed, Garcon and Doctson in order to keep the chains moving against a stiff Bengals defense.
The Bengals will be stretched a little thin in the secondary against a talented receiving corps, so they will need to apply pressure. They have plenty of talent on the defensive line and at linebacker to get pressure on Cousins, they just need to do so efficiently. The more players they have to bring on a blitz, the more opportunity for Cousins to find a hole behind them and break off big plays.