As we dive right into Week Thirteen, I think the schedule makers feel a little duped. Before the NFL got greedy, the league used to only have Thursday Night Football games after Thanksgiving, if they had any, that is. Presumably, these games would feature the “best of the best”. I imagine the plan still is to subscribe to that theory…after the first several weeks feature several mediocre to poor teams because every team has to play at least one Thursday game.
Tonight’s game features two NFC East teams that big things were expected of. Dallas was 13-3 last year and Washington was 8-7-1, though on the fringe of the playoffs. Welp, both teams are currently sitting at 5-6, with little to no hope for the playoffs. Certainly neither will win the division, since both are behind the Philadelphia Eagles by 5 games with 5 to play. Disappointing, to state the obvious.
That all being said, I have a sneaky feeling that this game will be a good one. I have no idea why. Just another hunch. And we know how my hunches sometime go…
Washington at Dallas (-1.5)
The Cowboys are 2-4 at home. So yes, they have already lost one more game at home than they had lost all of last year in total. They have scored a total of 22 points in the last three games. No Zeke. The corpse of Darren McFadden retired this week, if anyone cares about that as well.
The ‘Skins haven’t been a ton better, struggling against a woeful Giants team on Thanksgiving. Though they have been at least scoring some points in their losses.
You’d think maybe Dallas may finally score some points again and win at home. I think half of that may be true. We shall see…
Washington 24, Dallas 20.
Week (against the spread): 12-4
Week (straight up): 13-3
Season (against the spread): 92-84
Season (straight up): 116-60
Posted on November 30, 2017, in Uncategorized and tagged Dallas Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliott, gambling, Jason Garrett, marquee matchup, NFC East, Philadelphia Eagles, point spreads, Thursday Night Football, Washington Redskins, Week Thirteen. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.