After taking down the Raiders on Sunday night in Week 3, the Washington Redskins will be traveling to Kansas City to take on the undefeated Chiefs on Monday night.
Heading into Monday, there's one main question surrounding the Redskins defense. The unit put on a great performace against the Raiders, holding them to just 128 total yards. But will the Redskins be able to contain the Chiefs the same way?
Here are some of the biggest storylines and predictions from CSN Redskins insiders JP Finlay and Rich Tandler for Monday night's game.
Redskins vs. Chiefs Week 4 Preview:
When: Monday, Oct. 2 at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Arrowhead Stadium
Radio: Redskins Radio Network, ESPN 710 AM, 100.3 The Sound FM
How to Watch: Redskins Kickoff airs at 7:30 p.m. on CSN Mid-Atlantic. The game is set to begin at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.
Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
Announcers: Sean McDonough (play-by-play), Jon Gruden (color), Lisa Salters (sidelines)
Redskins vs. Chiefs Week 4 Storylines:
— The Real Kirk Cousins: In the Redskins' first two games of the season Cousins was far from great, but the quarterback finally found his rhythm against the Raiders. He finished the game with 365 passing yards and 3 TDs and was later awarded the NFC Offensive Player of the Week award. Will we see the same Kirk Cousins on Monday or will we see the inconsistent Cousins from Weeks 1 and 2?
— Throw to the Hot Hands: Running back Chris Thompson had a monster game against the Raiders with 181 total offensive yards. What did Jay Gruden have to say about him?
— Sustainability on Defense: The Redskins held the Raiders to just 128 total yards on Sunday. The pass rush has avaraged two sacks in each game this season and the secondary has been solid. Can the Redskins defense keep their momentum going against the unbeaten Chiefs?
— Protecting the Passer: Quarterback Kirk Cousins has been sacked 7 times in three games so far, a much higher rate in comparison to last season. Is the Redskins' pass protection slipping?
Redskins vs. Chiefs Week 4 Odds, Betting Lines
— Betting Line: Chiefs -7
— Redskins vs. Chiefs Over/Under: 49.5
— Against the Spread: The Redskins have done well away from home with a 5-1 ATS in its last six games on the road. They also have a 8-3-1 SU in their last 12 games away. However, the Redskins have not faired well against the Chiefs recently. Washington is 0-5 in both ATS and SU in its last five games against the Chiefs.
Redskins vs. Chiefs Week 4 Predictions:
JP Finlay: The Redskins looked fantastic last week against the Raiders, and that was without three starters. There's no reason to think it will slow down, especially defensively. Washington has a chance to make a huge statement to the league. Redskins 31, Chiefs 28
Rich Tandler: The Redskins showed me a lot last Sunday but I’m not sure if it was enough. They will put up a fight but I think that the Chiefs have too much talent and are too hot right now for Washington to win in the tough environment that will be present in prime time in Arrowhead Stadium. Chiefs 24, Redskins 20
Pete Hailey: The Redskins run defense has transformed this season, but Kareem Hunt is more skilled than any of the backs Washington has seen. Add in an elite option at wide receiver and tight end in Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, and KC will present a very tough challenge for Greg Manuksy's unit. To win on Monday, both the Washington offense and defense will have to be nearly flawless. It just seems unlikely that that'll happen two weeks in a row. Chiefs 27, Redskins 20