Much like their recent history on Monday Night Football, the Redskins have struggled when significant favorites, too.
This weekend, when Washington hosts San Francisco, the team will have the chance to flip that trend.
Vegas installed the Redskins as 11-point favorites over the 0-5 49ers. The Burgundy and Gold have not been double digit favorites since a 2009 game against the Rams, which the Redskins barely won, 9-7. Washington didn't cover, and that game won't be going to the NFL FIlms vault.
Prior to that game, the Redskins were double digit favorites against the Rams, again, and did not cover in 2008. In fact, despite being nearly a two TD favorite, the Redskins lost 19-17.
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Before that, in 2006, the Redskins traveled to Nashville to face the Titans as 12-point favorites. Can you guess what happened? The Redskins not only did not cover, they lost, 25-22. Titans RB Travis Henry ran for 178 yards in that game, nearly as much as passing yardage as Redskins QB Mark Brunell posted. Again, that game won't be going to the NFL Films vault.
To find the last game the Redskins covered a double digit spread, go all the way back to 2005.
Washington hosted a bad San Francisco 49ers team, and the Redskins rolled at home. The 'Skins were 11.5-point favorites, and won the game 52-17. Joe Gibbs was the coach, and the win pushed the Redskins record to 5-2. The Redskins gained 24 first downs that game; San Francisco got just nine. The QB for the 49ers? Alex Smith, playing as a rookie, and he threw for just 92 yards, was sacked five times and had an interception.
It has been more than 10 years since the Redskins have covered a double digit spread. The team will have another chance, against San Francisco at home. Can history repeat itself?
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