2005 Season NFL Football Past Picks
November 13, 2005
This pick was released to clients on July 25, 2012 at 7:09PM ET.
Washington at Tampa Bay
Sunday 11/13 01:00 PM Eastern
1 unit on Washington -1 (-110) (risk 1 to return 1.91) RESULT: LOSS
The Skins have beaten Chicago, Dallas, Seattle and Philadelphia. As stated in these pages multiple times this season, this team is damn good. Tampa Bay used to be good. When Cadillac Williams was tearing it up and Brian Griese was under center, they could play with anyone. But, with Crissy at the helm and Williams not at 100%, it's turned out to be another story. They were in a good position last week and fell absolutely flat. They've rushed for less than 100 yards total in the past two weeks! Even wtih a great defense, that's not going to cut it. This team needs to do two things to get back to winning and neither is likey to happen this week. First, they need to start Tim Rattay but Gruden said he's sticking with Simms. Second, they need to get a running game going. A great defense with a great running game is a recipe for success and it's what they had early on. But, with a mistake-prone passing game and a less than 100% Williams, they haven't gotten the run going. This week they face the league's 7th best defense so don't expect Tampa to break out this game. One star on the Redskins.