Skins Giving Many Points
So that line for today's game is still Skins -9 or -9.5 or so. Which is amazing. I asked Ken White, the Chief Operating Officer of Las Vegas Sports Consultants (official sports odds advisory body to the D.C. Sports Bog) what the line would be if Dallas had something to play for. He said the Cowboys would be favored by 3.5 or 4 points. That means, I guess, that the Cowboys' starters are favored by about two touchdowns over the Cowboys reserves.
By comparison, the Redskins have been more than a touchdown favorites once this year, home against Arizona. The Skins won by two. Dallas has been favored in 13 of its 15 games, and has been at least a TD favorites in nine of its 15 games. This point spread strikes me as just remarkable. Which probably also explains why one blogger says this game is only the 5th biggest in FedEx Field history.
The Redskins will now have been favored in all eight of their home games. Their record as home favorites is thus far 4-3. They are 1-0 as road favorites, and 3-4 as road dogs. So the favored team is only 7-8 straight-up in Redskins games this season. I think this has something to do with Fred Smoot's frequent exhortations to put one's foot on the dog's throat.
Anyhow, this is as good a time as any to revisit LVSC's Weekly Power Rankings. Washington is now up to 12th in the NFL, seventh among NFC teams. I can't remember exactly how high the Skins got, but they were definitely in the Top 10 at one point.
Vegas rankings after the jump.
1. New England
5. Green Bay
6. San Diego
10. Tampa Bay
11. New York Giants
16. New Orleans
22. New York Jets
27. St. Louis
29. San Francisco
30. Kansas City
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