NFL Week 4 Odds – Washington Looks For First Win over Oakland

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After three weeks of games (sans the Monday night battle between the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders), it appears that this season’s version of the sad-sack defense is the Washington Redskins D. Per Elias Sports Bureau, the 1,464 yards give up by the Redskins defense are the most by any team through the first three games during the Super Bowl era. That includes the 1,432 yards allowed by the Saints in their first three Odds games in 2012.

NFL Week 4 Odds

Slow Start Turns Oakland Game Into A “Must Win”

To their credit, the Redskins have minimized some of the impact of their porous defense. As ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando noted Monday, they “scored a touchdown Sunday while making sure Detroit got only three points off two Washington turnovers” and “the Redskins allowed 101 points in their first three games last season, three more than they’ve allowed this season.” According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the 49ers are 3-point road favorites versus the Rams on Thursday Night Football this week.

So maybe they aren’t quite as bad as being the all-time worst at something might suggest. On the other hand, if they are giving up a ton of yards, fantasy owners should be smiling at the statistical opportunities the Redskins might afford their players in the coming weeks. This is especially true in salary-cap games or player eliminator games, where you have the entire NFL player pool at your disposal each week.

The Redskins hit the road to face the Raiders in Week 4. That should make Terrelle Pryor and Darren McFadden intriguing plays, and possibly WRs Rod Streater and Denarius Moore. Perhaps the Redskins D will regroup after their Week 5 bye. If they don’t, they are going to have their hands full with a schedule that has the Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears and Broncos up next. You may want to hold off on using offensive stars from those teams in the Gridiron Challenge until they face the Redskins, because they might have their best games of the season then.

 

For a complete list of odds for Week 4 in the NFL, see below.

2013 NFL Week 4 Point Spread Odds & Totals

101 San Francisco 49ers -3 (42.5)

102 St. Louis Rams +3

199 Pittsburgh Steelers PK

200 Minnesota Vikings PK

201 Baltimore Ravens -3.5 (44)

202 Buffalo Bills +3.5 (44)

203 Cincinnati Bengals -5 (41.5)

204 Cleveland Browns +5

205 Indianapolis Colts -8 (43)

206 Jacksonville Jaguars +8

207 Seattle Seahawks -3 (43.5)

208 Houston Texans +3

209 Arizona Cardinals +3 (40.5)

210 Tampa Bay Buccaneers -3

211 Chicago Bears +3

212 Detroit Lions -3

213 New York Giants +4 (44)

214 Kansas City Chiefs -4

215 New York Jets +5 (38.5)

216 Tennessee Titans -5

217 Dallas Cowboys -2 (45)

218 San Diego Chargers +2

219 Washington Redskins -3.5

220 Oakland Raiders +3.5

221 Philadelphia Eagles +10.5

222 Denver Broncos -10.5

223 New England Patriots -1 (49)

224 Atlanta Falcons +1

225 Miami Dolphins +5.5 (47)

226 New Orleans Saints -5.5

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