Admittedly it was only a preseason opener. In like manner it counts for nothing until next month. At the outset of their first exhibition game the Jets felt a buzz in the air. And when top draft pick Sam Darnold took the field there was a big time feel. Indeed, he got a standing ovation when taking the field for the first time. Although he began as third string that may quickly change. Along the same lines Darnold impressed all in his NFL debut. Further the Jets impressed all with a 17-0 NFL betting cover against Atlanta.
New York Jets vs. Washington Redskins
Date and Time: Thursday, August 16, 2018, 8 p.m. ET
Location: FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland
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Jets vs. Redskins TV Coverage: ESPN
Situations to Consider
On the whole there is excitement for the Jets after that exhibition opener. Conversely Washington fared poorly in the preseason opener at New England. First, they lost the game 26-17. Second, they may have lost running back Darrius Guice to a knee injury. Counter to the Jets shutout defense the Redskins blew a 17-0 lead. Encompassing it all was the perpetual negativity that is part of Washington’s team culture. In addition to Guice the Redskins suffered a slew of injuries. However backup quarterback Colt McCoy had a strong NFL betting outing with the Redskins.
Tight end Manasseh Gardner and wide receiver Trey Quinn were among the injured for Washington. A further analysis of both players was to take place. Certainly, McCoy has had a star-crossed NFL career but showed well at New England. In this situation he was 13-18 for 189 yards and two touchdowns. While playing less than a half of football. Extending Washington’s loss was overall sloppy play. Namely the Redskins committed nine penalties for 80 yards.
New York Jets
Embracing the Jets quarterback of the future was an enthused Jets crowd. After all they have not had much to root for the past number of years. To begin with Darold showed maturity and poise early in the game. Increasingly confident, Darnold tossed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Charles Johnson just before half time. Concurrently he finished 13-18 with 96 yards passing. Definitely now will be calls for Darnold to take over as starter.
Team vs. Team
On the whole the Jets have struggled in road exhibition games. For example, they have covered just four of their last 12 in that role. Eight of their last 11 road exhibitions went over the total. Conversely the Redskins have been a strong preseason value at home. To show, Washington has covered 13 of their last 18 home exhibitions. Nine of their last 11 in that situation went under the total. Washington has paid out in three straight sportsbook online exhibitions against the Jets. Additionally, two of those three games went under the total.
Matchup to Watch
After that impressive debut by Darnold and the Jets it’s important to stay grounded. Along the same lines this is a team coming off several poor NFL betting seasons. Besides New York’s road preseason record is dreadful. Counter to that is Washington’s strong home preseason marks vs. the line. In addition, there may be extra public money on the Jets due to last week.
Jets vs. Redskins Betting Odds Pick
In sum the Jets may actually lose betting value after last week’s attention grabber. Due to respective trends the Redskins rate the call.
NFL Betting Online Pick: Washington Redskins
NFL Betting Online Score Prediction: Redskins 20, Jets 10
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