Originally Posted by LifetimeBoysFan
I'll admit our OL gives me no real boost of confidence. However I feel our line though is inferior to theirs (even with theirs if Smith is starting) and a notch above (if he starts and Parnell replaces Free).
The big difference is that it is more forgivable to go in with our OL banged up against their front 7. Orakpo and Carrigan both out leaves what Fletcher to fear? I think we can survive.
With our DL and the way Cater and of course Ware play we should be able to spy and corral RG 3 while Claiborne and Carr Man up downfield. Even Spencer lately has been making life uncomfortable for QBs.
Then you factor in our group of weapons against that secondary and as long as Dez doesn't regress I see no reason he can't eat them for breakfast ala Cleveland. For that matter Witten too. Even Miles and Harris both could be major problems for them.
[View Full Quote] Having said all of that. On paper we should be victorious. That as you know means about as much as the kind of paper you wipe with at a FedEx field men's room, and this team certainly is capable of playing down to the competition (see first half last week). Not to mention the stupid penalties and drive killing turnovers or coaching decisions with game on the line too. So I am going with best case and worst case. Depending on which team shows up for both halves on Thursday.
Or Redskins 24-20 aided with mediocre play, penalties and turnovers.
Kerrigan is not out. He hasn't even been injured. You're thinking of Adam Carriker who is known more as a run stopper than a pass rusher.