The National Football League moves to Week 3 of the season, as the Oakland Raiders mix it up with the Washington Redskins on Sunday. The Oakland Raiders are unbeaten on the season with back to back wins over the Tennessee Titans on the road, and at home over the New York Jets.
The Washington Redskins are 1-1 on the season. Kirk Cousins and the Redskins lost their season opener at home to the Philadelphia Eagles. Following that loss, the Redskins went on the road and beat the Los Angeles Rams. The Oakland Raiders are -5 over the Washington Redskins on Sunday Night Football.
Raiders Looking for Super Bowl in 2017
The Oakland Raiders made the postseason a season ago, and have gotten off to a great start this season. The Raiders have scored 71 points in their first two games of the season. After breaking his leg late in the regular season a year ago, quarterback Derek Carr has been outstanding for Oakland. The quarterback has thrown for 492 yards and 5 touchdowns on the season.
His top target this season has been Michael Crabtree. Crabtree has caught 12 passes for 163 yards and 3 touchdowns. The rushing game has been taken over by veteran Marshawn Lynch. Lynch has rushed the football 30 times for 121 yards and a touchdown. The Raiders are ranked at top of the NFL with 35.5 points per game, and 5th in rushing yards.
Cousins Likes That
Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins would love to win their first home game of the 2017 season. The Redskins quarterback is 41-67 on the season with 419 yards and 2 touchdowns. His top target has been Terrelle Pryor, in his first season since coming over from the Cleveland Browns. Rob Kelley leads the rushing attack for the Redskins, on 28 carries, he has rushed for 108 yards.
Washington ranks as the third best rushing team in all of the NFL with 146.5 yards per game on the ground. Following this game for Washington, they will play a tough one on the road at the Kansas City Chiefs.
Fun Sunday Night Football
This will be a pretty interesting game on Sunday Night Football. These two teams have not had a ton of time on national TV to play in front of the country. This is a fun game to see on Sunday Night Football. Both teams can really score, and neither team would shy away from a shoot-out. If the game is a shoot-out though, the Oakland Raiders have the better weapons to outscore the Redskins.
Look for a fun game, and look for the over to hit, but when you are betting on a side for this Week 3 Sunday Night Football game in the National Football League, take the road team. The final bet for this game is the Oakland Raiders -5 over the Washington Redskins.