Washington Redskins at Jacksonville - NFL Betting

NFL betting on Thursday has the Jacksonville Jaguars favored at home as they host the Washington Redskins in preseason action.

Neither team has played that well this football betting preseason and that may not change here as the starters are not likely to go for long.

NFL betting has Jacksonville as a 5-point favorite with a total of 35.  One player that almost assuredly won’t play in Thursday’s NFL betting game is Washington defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth who has a stomach ailment.  “It will be unlikely that he plays Thursday,” head coach Jim Zorn said. “He would not have played much anyway, so a series is not going to help us with him.”  The spotlight in NFL betting for Washington will be on the third string quarterback battle between Colt Brennan and Chase Daniel.  Starter Jason Campbell and backup Todd Collins probably will get limited work so Thursday’s NFL betting game could decide whether the Redskins keep Brennan or Daniel.

The Jaguars are placing a little more important on Thursday’s NFL betting game since they are winless in the football betting preseason.  Football betting notes tell us that head coach Jack Del Rio has said the starters will play longer on Thursday than they normally would since the team would like to get a win.  NFL betting info had quarterback David Garrard saying that he believes the team needs some positive momentum. “You’d like to have some wins in the preseason. It’s better for morale, but right now it’s about proving we’re headed in the right direction,” Garrard said.

NFL betting notes that Jacksonville will get receivers Mike Sims-Walker and rookie Mike Thomas back into the lineup for Thursday’s NFL betting contest. “Those guys are a big piece of the puzzle. They looked good to me,” Garrard said. Backup quarterback Todd Bouman should also get some good work in Thursday’s NFL betting matchup, especially since the team cut Paul Smith.  They added Todd Boeckman as NFL betting notes, and he might get play in the fourth quarter.

Football betting info tells us that cornerback Rashean Mathis said that this season is huge for Jacksonville. “We’re not trying to sugar-coat it. We all know what this year is about; winning football games. That’s what every year is about but some years more than others,” Mathis said.

Football betting on Thursday involves a lot of guesswork but it appears the Jaguars might have a little more motivation.