Commanders offense versus Falcons defense
Buddy, who knows what kind of offense we’re going to see here? The Commanders certainly have a lot of weapons, but as a whole, they’re not consistently cohesive or even good.
Running Back Brian Robinson is a good player and started his season on a really good note. After he got shut down by the Eagles in Week 4, you would think he’d bounce back against a bad Bears defense in Week 5. NOPE. He had six carries for 10 yards.
To be fair, the Commanders were playing from behind the entire game, but it was still ugly. The Falcons offense isn’t one to pour on a lot of points, so Robinson should be able to get some more shine. Then again, that’s what we said last week.
The Falcons’ defense is okay…ish. They’re allowing only 104 rushing yards and under 200 passing yards per game. The thing that helps them is their offense.
They have won the time of possession battle in all but one of their previous contests, and that was in Week 1. So it’s a defensive offense situation.
Prediction: Falcons -2.5
It’ll be an ugly and uninspired game, one that comes down to vibes. The Commanders are on a two-game skid right now, and they should be vulnerable. Like we said, when the Falcons’ running game works it works really well, and it’s just a matter of time until it clicks.
Washington might be able to make some splash plays, but the Falcons will flex their muscles more consistently and break the Commanders' will late in the third quarter. We won’t ever have to watch this, and that means we’ll be the winners.