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2010-2011 Redskins odds

For the third straight year, let me use some of my digital space to unload a truckload of odds concerning the Redskins. Last year's post is here. It makes for some fun reading one year later. Especially some of the comments after the item.

But if you still have any of your money left, read on.

Odds to win the NFC East: 5-1. That's up from last year's 6-1, and up from 2008's 13-2. Which is odd, because the team has gotten worse each of the past two seasons.

Odds to win the NFC Championship: 14-1. Same as last year, up from the 18-1 in 2008. The prospect of seeing the Redskins play for a Super Bowl in Dallas is victory enough, so don't bother betting this one.

Odds to win Super Bowl XXNDFIFDIX: 30-1. Again a three-year trend, from 40-1 in 2008 to 34-1 last year and now better yet. I'll pass.

Regular-season wins: Over-under is 7.5. Last year it was 8. There are various odds applied to this bet, so it's not a straight number, exactly. Last year in this space, I predicted 7-9. That would have been a win.

Donovan McNabb Passing Yards: Over-under is 3,500. That's a good bit higher than Jason Campbell's over-under of 3,100 a year ago, which Campbell easily surpassed. On the other hand, McNabb has topped 3,500 just three times in his career. I'm feeling under.

Donovan McNabb Passing TDs: Over-under is 19.5, way way above the 14.5 Campbell was given last year. Campbell went over 19.5, and McNabb has done so five times in his career. Over over over.

Donovan McNabb Rushing Yards: Over-under is 150. It depends if he's mastered the Jason Campbell slide.

Donovan McNabb Completion Percentage: Over-under is 60 percent, a number McNabb flirts with annually. I refuse to handicap completion percentage bets. Now, interception bets, I'm all over.

Clinton Portis Rushing Yards: Over-under is 950. The past two seasons, it was 1,250. Portis has topped that larger number every season he's been healthy, six times in eight years. This is easy money. Bet your mom's piggy bank, and take Portis no later than the sixth round of your fantasy draft. His total touchdown figure is seven.

Santana Moss Receiving Yards: Over under is 900, same as last year. Odds not provided for Joey Galloway applying for Social Security before the season ends. Moss's receiving TDs number is 5.5 again.

Albert Haynesworth's Total Games: Over-under is 13.5. If I were a think-tank foreign policy fellow, I'd advise several smaller nations to invest their entire treasuries on the under here. Haynesworth could thus be responsible for both record Web traffic numbers and ruining the world if he retired to Malibu after Week 2. The over-under for Haynesworth sacks is 4.5 The over-under for Haynesworth blog posts is 17 trillion.

Brian Orakpo's Sacks: Over-under is 9. Last year it was 4.5. I wrote "take the over and bet the mortgage." If you had listened, you should pay me a commission. I accept liquid commissions. Andre Carter's sacks number is 6.5.

Also, Donovan McNabb is 20-1 to win the NFL MVP and 30-1 to lead the NFL in passing yards, Clinton Portis is 30-1 to lead the NFL in rushing yards, Santana Moss is 25-1 to lead all wide receivers in receiving yards, Chris Cooley is 20-1 to lead all tight ends in receiving yards, and the Redskins are 100-1 to lead the league in scoring, ahead of just the Chiefs, Bills, Buccaneers, Raiders and Rams.

Also, the NFC East is listed as the favorite to have the best winning percentage of any NFL division.

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 7, 2010; 3:51 PM ET
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I bet a dude in my building. He has the Redskins going 12-4. :)

Here's to another wonderful Redskins season!

Posted by: capscapscaps2 | September 7, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Where's Barno!? He owes me the house I lost last year on his recommendation!

Posted by: smutsboy | September 9, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, Barno was WAY off and owes us all farms!

Posted by: wbbradb | September 10, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

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