The Washington Redskins completed another disappointing year under head coach Mike Shanahan’s tenure with the club. The team won just five games a season ago and finished in fourth and last place in the NFC East division. In Shanahan’s two seasons with the Redskins his record against divisional opponents is just 4-8 and the team is 11-21 in that span against the league.
The regular season odds for the Washington Redskins win total is lined at 6 wins with the over favored at -140 odds with the take back on the under at +110 odds. The odds used from the Washington Redskins regular season win totals came courtesy of Bovada sportsbook.
As the Washington Redskins entered their training camp in 2011 many observers were scratching their heads as the club had Rex Grossman and John Beck competing for the number one job as the club failed to land a prized free agent quarterback. The Grossman and Beck competition ended in the favor of Grossman and the Redskins quarterback completed a season where he threw four more interceptions than touchdowns which contributed to the clubs 35 turnovers in 2011 which was 30th worst in the league. The Redskins were able move up in the draft and find their quarterback of the future with the second pick in the draft in Robert Griffin III out of Baylor. The club needed some help in the receiver position and acquired via free agency Pierre Garcon out of Indianapolis and Josh Morgan from the San Francisco 49ers. Tim Hightower seemed to be a good free agent find in 2011 because he gave the Redskins some speed in their backfield to force opponents linebackers to respect his ability to cut outside for big plays. Hightower suffered a season ending injuring early in the season and the Redskins after winning three of their first four games then went 2-10 in their final 12 games of the season. The past four seasons has been brutal for Redskins supporters on the offensive side of the ball as the club have averaged 19 points or less per game in each of their past four seasons. A positive for Washington was their defensive play. After allowing 389 yards per game in 2010 the Redskins improved that number to just 340 yards allowed per contest which was 13th best in the NFL. Washington has been blessed with good secondary play the past few years and the club in 2011 allowed just 221 yards passing per game which was 12th best in the NFL. Griffin III will have to prove he can throw against tight coverage in the NFL so the play is under six wins for Washington at the sportsbook.