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How many games will the Redskins win this season?
Okay, we’ve seen the preseason, we know who will start at quarterback and we’re just hours from the start of the NFL season. It’s time to make our season predictions. Here’s my week-to-week breakdown of what I think will be an 8-8 season. Please share your own predictions below.
Sept. 11 vs. Giants, Win: Tim Hightower runs wild through an injury-depleted New York defense.
Sept. 18 vs. Cardinals, Win: DeAngelo Hall will have to keep Larry Fitzgerald in check.
Sept. 26 at Cowboys, Loss: Tony Romo is back and I think Felix Jones is due for a big year.
Oct. 2 at Rams, Loss: Sam Bradford makes Mike Shanahan regret not trading up for him.
Oct. 16 vs. Eagles, Loss: Philadelphia has too many weapons, but won’t score 59 points.
Oct. 23 at Panthers, Win: As a rookie, I don’t see Cam Newton able to do much against Jim Haslett’s defense.
Oct. 30 at Bills, Loss: Buffalo will be rested coming off a bye week. Seems like a game the Redskins should win, but every team loses one they shouldn’t.
Nov. 6 vs. 49ers, Win: San Francisco travels East across three time zones to play a 1 p.m. game. Advantage, Washington.
Nov. 13 at Dolphins, Win: John Beck has this game circled on his calendar. Will Grossman still be starting?
Nov. 20 vs. Cowboys, Win: Redskins earn a season split.
Nov. 27 at Seahawks, Loss: Qwest Field is a tough place to play.
Dec. 4 vs. Jets, Loss: Rex Ryan is guaranteed to crack a joke about Grossman not being the original Sexy Rexy.
Dec. 11 vs. Patriots, Loss: Albert Haynesworth returns to D.C.! Get ready to boo.
Dec. 18 at Giants, Loss: A healthier New York squad prevails.
Dec. 24 vs. Vikings, Win: Donovan McNabb at FedEx Field, wearing purple and gold, but no armband.
Jan. 1 at Eagles, Win: Philadelphia will be resting its starters for the playoffs. — Matt McFarland