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#461 New York Jets 37.5 vs.
#462 Washington Redskins -2
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 1:00pm EST
FedEx Field, Landover
Written by Scott Reichel

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Week 11 of NFL football continues as the New York Jets travel to FedEx Field to take on the Washington Redskins on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 1:00 P.M. These two teams have not met this season and the Jets won the last meeting which occurred in 2015 by the score of 34-20.

Jets Look For First Road Win

The New York Jets enters this game with a 2-7 record as it beat the New York Giants at home last week by the score of 34-27. Despite winning that game, the Jets are still in last place in the AFC East and they have virtually no shot at making the playoffs. However, the front office is still considering some massive roster changes during the offseason so the players still have a lot to play for moving forward in terms of improving their job security. Now, New York will look for its first road win on Sunday after failing to record a victory in its first four games away from home. Whether or not the Jets are up to the challenge, though, remains to be seen.

New York's offense is led by quarterback Sam Darnoldwho has been very inconsistent this season. He has thrown for 1,307 passing yards and seven passing touchdowns. However, he has also thrown nine interceptions so he has had issues with his decision-making throughout the season. In addition, he has also had serious durability issues as he has missed several games in his first two NFL seasons.

Defensively, New York has been below average up to this point in the regular season. The Jets are allowing 26.4 points per game which ranks 25th in the league. In addition, the Jets are allowing 344.3 yards per game which ranks 15th in the league. Now, New York will look for arguably its first solid defensive performance on the road this season against a fellow NFL team in the basement.

Redskins Look To Take Advantage Of Bye Week

Bill Callahan has the Redskins in bad form heading into this game. The Redskins have lost eight of their first nine games and are in last place in the NFC East. However, the Redskins decided to officially declare Dwayne Haskins as the new permanent starting quarterback so he will look to gain some experience over the remainder of the regular season. On the bright side, Washington does enter this game off a bye week so perhaps the added preparation time will be enough for the Redskins to get their second win of the season. If Washington plans on accomplishing that feat, it will need to be willing to take some shots offensively against a New York defense that has struggled all season long.

Washington's offense is led by running back Adrian Petersonwho has been very solid this season. At the age of 34, Peterson has shown that he still has something in the tank as he has 491 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown. However, fellow running back Derrius Guice is finally healthy once again so one can expect Peterson to see fewer touches moving forward.

Defensively, Washington has been okay up to this point in the regular season. The Redskins are allowing 24.3 points per game which ranks 20th in the league. In addition, the Jets are allowing 366.1 yards per game which ranks 21st in the league. However, the Redskins have been great defensively over their last four games as no opponent has scored more than 24 points during that span.

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Although both teams in this matchup are terrible, Washington actually enters this game in a nice spot so I will take the Redskins in this one. Washington has the pleasure of enjoying an extra week of preparation for this game which should pay huge dividends as it allowed the organization to give more practice reps to its new starting quarterback. He needs the reps and he'll have more confidence knowing that he's the man for the rest of the season, with nobody looking over his shoulder. At this point, Washington has nothing to lose. Plus, Washington's defense has actually played well lately and I think that Darnold will continue turning the ball over. Give me the home team as a result.

Prediction: Washington Redskins -1.5

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Although Washington's defense has played well lately, I think that both defenses are still below average and that this total is too low. The Jets have been able to move the ball this season with Darnold in the lineup while their defense has had issues stopping virtually every team that they have faced. At the same time, I think that Haskins will play better against this below-average unit as both teams should score at least 20 points. Give me the over.

Prediction: Over 38.5

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The New York Jets have been terrible on the road this season and I expect it to get worse for them now that they have to face the Washington Redskins following their bye week. I think that Washington will be able to move the ball pretty easily against New York while Washington's defensive line will be too much for New York to handle in the early stages of this game. As a result, I expect this first half to be close but Washington should take a three-point lead into the break. Give me the home team.

Prediction: Washington Redskins 1H
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Written By Scott Reichel

Scott Reichel is a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate with an insane passion for sports. His commitment to endlessly researching statistics helps separate him from other handicappers with regard to MLB, NBA, NCAAB, NCAAF, NHL and NFL coverage. Scott also shares his passion for sports on StatSalt's YouTube page where he does a daily show called Scott's Selections.