By Troy Jefferson
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Robert Griffin III
Griffin past another test against a good Giants defense last week in East Rutherford.
Robert Griffin was 20/28 for 258 yards last week and added two touchdowns. RG3 also can provide the big touchdown in the run game already registering six rushing touchdowns. This week the Redskins play the Steelers who have a knack this year for looking sluggish after a win. Matt Hasselbeck and Carson Palmer have found holes in the defense this year and I think RG3 will do the same. I’m thinking 275 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and a rushing touchdown.
I think its safe to say Chris Johnson is back. Chris Johnson has a favorable matchup vs. the Colts and should take advantage of it. Chris Johnson looked like CJ2K last week in Buffalo rushing for 195 yards and 2 touchdowns on only 18 CARRIES. Johnson not only torched the Bills defense but did very respectable vs. the Steelers two weeks ago (19 carries for 91 yards). Indianapolis is 26th in opposing rushing yards allowing 141.7 rushing yards per game. Johnson will gain 150 yards on the ground and add a touchdown.
Philadelphia plays the Atlanta Falcons this week, who are suspect against the deep ball. Denarius Moore torched this defense before the bye with 104 receiving yards and a touchdown. Andy Reid LOVES to throw the ball all over and Jackson should get plenty of chances. Jackson is the Eagle’s leading receiver but has only scored once this year. I think DeSean will score twice to go along with at least 75 receiving yards.
SLEEPER: Willis McGahee
Whenever you have an offensive player playing the Saints it’s a good idea to start them. McGahee has struggled the last two weeks but he’s on the list because of who his team is playing. The New Orleans Saints are 31st in opposing rushing yards allowing 161 rushing yards per game. I think McGahee will definitely get in the end zone once and rush for 90 yards.
On the surface it may seem like Alex Smith has a good matchup vs. Arizona, however the Cardinals are 4th in opposing passing yards. The Cardinals lost the last three games but it wasn’t because of their defense. Smith has only thrown for more than one touchdown once since week 3.
Wembley Stadium is a very sloppy field and it could make running hard this week. The Patriots also will make it hard for Jackson, New England is 8th in opposing rushing yards (86 yards per game allowed). And Jackson hasn’t rushed for more than 76 yards this year and only has one rushing touchdown.
Fitzgerald and John Skelton could not get on the same page in Minnesota last week and on Monday the 49ers come to town. The 49ers are the best team in opponent passing yards and will key in on Fitzgerald this week. If this was Kevin Kolb starting this week I would give Fitzgerald more consideration but with Skelton I just don’t see it.