New York Jets Slated As Home Favorites Against Washington Redskins By USA Sportsbooks

August 25, 2010- By Jonathan Lowell

After a disappointing offensive display in their last game against the Carolina Panthers, the New York Jets look to bounce back against the Washington Redskins in their third NFL pre-season game. After getting all the way to the AFC Championship game last season, the Jets have their eye on a Super Bowl run in 2010-2011.

The Redskins brought in Donovan McNabb after a disappointing 4-12 season in 2009. The team went winless in the division because of their 22nd ranked offense in the league, and they hope their new acquisition from the Philadelphia Eagles will help them get to the top of league in offensive production.

The line for Friday night’s game in the new Meadowlands Stadium has the Jets as 4 1/2 point favorites at home according to Bodog sportsbook, but the line has been seen anywhere from three points to five. The over/under is set by most trusted USA sportsbooks at 34 1/2.

Mark Sanchez will surely start the game at quarterback for the Jets, but he will be shortly followed by the likes of Kellen Clemens and Mark Brunell. No quarterback led the offense on a touchdown drive, in fact no offensive touchdowns were scored by the Jets at all against the Panthers. Joe McKnight led the team in rushing over LaDainian Tomlinson, and John Conner made his best effort to make the starting fullback position as a rookie. Jeff Cumberland had the most receiving yards among the Jets wideouts, and Laveranues Coles had the most receptions. According to the 2010 New York Jets season preview, Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes will be the two starting talents at the position. The Redskins have former Pro Bowler DeAngelo Hall and LaRon Landry to patrol the secondary again this season. Both are expected to start behind the linebacking duo of London Fletcher and Brian Orakpo, who will be adding quarterback pressure along with Phillip Daniels and Maake Kemoeatu. Albert Haynesworth will likely see time with the second and third teamers.

Donovan McNabb and Rex Grossman shared the snaps for the Redskins in their last game against the Baltimore Ravens. McNabb had more passing yards, but both threw interceptions, and neither had touchdowns. Clinton Portis led all rushers with 14 yards. Larry Johnson is trying to resurrect his career with the Redskins, but only had four yards on eight carries. The receiving corps was much more impressive with second year man Anthony Armstrong leading the team with 82 yards, and a long reception of 45. Santana Moss was right behind him with 79 yards. The 2010 Washington Redskins season preview have Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly will competing for the slot receiver role. Both Drew Coleman and Jim Leonhard had interceptions against the Panthers, and Derrelle Revis is rumored to sign with the team soon. Bart Scott continues to be a leader on defense at linebacker, and he plays behind the strong defensive line of Shaun Ellis and Mike DeVito.

The kicking game for the Jets was led by Nick Folk, who made all three of his field goals. The Redskins start Graham Gano, who had a stellar career at Florida State before making the team midway through the season last year.

Weather reports have the high set at 78 degrees, while the low sits at 61. Winds will be out of the Northwest at 10 mph. There is no expected precipitation.

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