W2W4 New England Patriots vs Washington Redskins

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The New England Patriots face off against the Washington Redskins on Sunday afternoon as they work their way through the NFC East this season. Having defeated the Tony Romo-less Dallas Cowboys and with Chip Kelly’s Philadelphia Eagles and geographical rivals the New York Giants still to come, the Patriots have had to work hard to get ready to face a team they see infrequently.

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The Redskins are coming off a bye week and have a 3-4 record. They have defeated the St. Louis Rams, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while losing to the Miami Dolphins, the New York Giants, the Atlanta Falcons (in overtime), and the New York Jets. The Patriots kick off a nightmare lineup of quarterbacks as the Redskins will face Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Cam Newton, Eli Manning, and Tony Romo in the coming weeks.

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The Patriots have to be aware of not dismissing the Redskins and looking ahead to the Giants and Buffalo Bills who make for challenging opponents as head coaches Tom Coughlin and Rex Ryan have had success against the Patriots in the past. At the end of the month they have the currently undefeated Denver Broncos in Denver to close out November.

Since both teams are focusing on the game on the field, let’s do the same and investigate both teams and what to watch for on Sunday and the game score prediction at the end of the analysis:

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