Friday, July 28, 2017

Rich Turpin's Very Super Forecast: The 2017 Washington Redskins

By. Rich Turpin

Week 1, Philadelphia
"Let me fleece Mr. Snyder first, and then I'll see you in 2018!"
The Redskins open up the 2017 campaign against their divisional foe that they've beaten 4 straight times. And for the first time since 2012, the Redskins will start their season 1-0. Kirk Cousins, working on the franchise tag for the second year in a row, throws for 287 yards and 3 touchdowns. Terrelle Pryor also has an immediate impact on his new team, by grabbing 6 receptions for 105 yards and a TD. The defense holds the Eagles to just 9 points in the 31-9 beat down. (1-0)

Week 2, @ LA Rams
New Rams HC Sean McVay can't solve this Redskins' offense and is caught off guard by the new look Redskins' defense. The Skins' ground game takes the lead in this one as rookie RB Samaje Perine goes for 110 yards and a TD in the 23-13 win. Cousins throws for 2 TDs, and on the defensive side of the ball, Josh Norman and Kendall Fuller each register an INT, while the Redskins get 3 sacks led by rookie Jonathan Allen. (2-0)

Week 3, Oakland
The first Prime Time game for the Redskins in 2017 will prove to be a rough one. Oakland and a few thousand of their window licking fans will roll into Fed Ex led by a recharged Marshawn Lynch and a Top defense led by Linebacker Khalil Mack. The Redskins can't get anything going offensively as Cousins fails to throw a TD pass for the first time all season. The Redskins offense will be led by Perine's 2 rushing TDs, but it won't be enough as Oakland rolls 27-17. (2-1)

Week 4, @Kansas City
In their second straight Prime Time game, the Redskins travel to the Midwest to take on the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs window of dominance is closing, as QB Alex Smith is looking over his shoulder at rookie QB Pat Mahomes. The Redskins will dominate this one from start to finish, as Cousins goes for 300 yards and 4 TDs, while Perine rushes for 96 yards and a TD in an absolute beat down, ruining the Chiefs' Andy Reid Bubble Head Day promotion, 42-17 Redskins. (3-1)

Week 5, BYE WEEK

Week 6, San Francisco
Former OC Kyle Shanahan makes his first return to Fed Ex Field since he left with his Daddy 3+ years ago, but he brings with him a roster in transition. No longer under center is the militant cop and America hating douche, but instead the 49ers will trot out a band-aid at best, in Brian Hoyer. It will be proven early and often that tho Hoyer might stand in respect for the National Anthem, he doesn't have much respect for his career stats as an NFL Quarterback. Three pickles and a fumble by BH in what will end up being a 38-20 Redskins victory. Redskins' corner Kendall Fuller gets the game ball from coach Jay Gruden, after a 2 INT performance. (4-1)

Week 7, @Philadelphia
Five straight wins over the Eagles quickly becomes six in the season sweep, as the Redskins again see rookie RB Samaje Perine run wild to the tune of 134 yards and a TD. Eagles' QB Carson Wentz is picked off twice in the 4th quarter, killing Eagles drives. Skins win 30-20. (5-1)

Week 8, Dallas
Flash In The Pan
The Cowboys beat the Redskins twice in 2016 by a combined 9 points, but their first meeting in 2017 will be anything but a close game. After incredible seasons by rookie Dak Prescott and Ezekial Elliott, Prescott enters this game halfway into a noticeable Sophomore slump season, leading the league in INTs up to this point. The Cowboys continue to suffer on defense and the Redskins feast on them to the tune of a 31-14 victory. Cousins throws for 299 yards and a TD, and the ground game gets TDs from Perine, Rob Kelley, and Chris Thompson. (6-1)

Week 9, @Seattle
The Seahawks aren't the same team that beat Denver in the Super Bowl a few years ago, but they are still a very good team, especially at home. The Redskins struggle in Seattle and can't get anything going in this one. Cousins and the offense can only manage 230 total yards of offense, in the Seahawks 24-10 win. (6-2)

Week 10, Minnesota
Coming back from the death march to Seattle, the Redskins welcome the struggling Vikings to Fed Ex Field. The Vikings don't have much to offer in this one and the Redskins take control of this game from the opening kickoff. The Redskins defense again pounds an opposing QB registering 6 sacks of QB Sam Bradford, led by Stone Bridge High School's own, Jonathan Allen, who gets 3 of them himself. Cousins and the Redskins offense totals 497 yards in this absolute beat down, 37-17. (7-2)

Week 11, @New Orleans
The Redskins travel to NO for the first time since the 2012 opener when the second best QB selected by the Redskins that year was the starter. A very run heavy Saints team will be forced to throw by a Redskins defense that is ranked 12th overall at this point in the season. Drew Brees throws two costly 4th Quarter INTs, and the Redskins offense looks sharp again in the 31-23 victory. Cousins throws for 299 and 2 TDs, while RB Samaje Perine again surpasses the 100 yard mark. (8-2)

Week 12, NY Giants
The Giants roll into down on Thanksgiving Night, marking the first time these division rivals have met since the G-Men ended the Redskins 2016 campaign in an absolute dreadful performance by the burgundy and gold. The Redskins take advantage here of QB Davis Webb, who replaced Eli Manning earlier in the campaign, as Eli was in the midst of an absolutely dreadful season (4 TDs 15 INTS). Davis throws 2 INTs and fumbles the ball twice in the Red Zone, as the Redskins roll in the 27-14 win. (9-2)

Week 13, @Dallas
The defending NFC East Champions have struggled most of the 2017 entering this contest, but will have a day from lead by Ezekiel Elliott, who will assault the Redskins' defense for over 130 yards on the ground. Jerry's World looks on as Dak Prescott finds some of the magic from his 2016 rookie season, leading the Boys on a game winning driving with less than a minute to play. 23-20 Cowboys. (9-3)

Week 14, @LA Chargers
For the first time in 2017, the Redskins will play back to back road games. The last minute loss in Dallas provides some extra motivation for the Redskins as they beat the Chargers into submission, 41-17. Phillip Rivers and Melvin Gordon will account for 4 turnovers, while Kirk Cousins AND Colt McCoy- in clean up duty, both throw TDs. (10-3)

Week 15, Arizona
The Redskins are riding high after their lopsided blowout win in So Cal the week prior, and it carries over as they welcome the lowly Cardinals to Fed Ex. The Red Birds haven't been able to get anything going offensively, as Carson Palmer has struggled and RB David Johnson has been ineffective all season. The Redskins continue their offensive assault of teams, as Cousins throws for another 300+ yards and 3 TDs in the 33-20 win. (11-3)

Week 16, Denver
The Redskins clinch the NFC East with a 23-17 victory over the Broncos, as the Giants lose at Arizona later that day. The Redskins ground game gets going early and often, led by Samaje Perine and his 167 yards rushing. Broncos' QB Paxton Lynch can't overcome two early INTs as, the Redskins get into victory formation with a little over a minute left on the clock. (12-3)

Week 17, @NY Giants
In a surprise to no one after clinching the division, the Redskins roll out many of their back ups in this one, including 2018 starting QB Nate Sudfeld. The Giants, who still have a chance at a Wild Card spot, bring their "A" game and handle the Redskins "B" team, 27-13. Nevertheless, the Redskins will get a first round bye and host a playoff game at Fed Ex Field for the first time since 2015. (12-4)

Divisional Playoff, Seattle
After beating the Giants in the Wild Card game, the Seahawks travel to Fed Ex Field to take on the team they eliminated in the 2012 playoffs. However, this time around RG3 won't crumble to the dirt like a deer that's been hit by a car. Kirk Cousins, to the delight of 49ers fans everywhere, shines on the big post season stage, throwing for 318 yards, 3 TDs in the Skins 31-20 victory. The Redskins' defense holds the Seahawks to 267 total yards and manages to sack QB Russell Wilson 4 times (Galette, Anderson, Allen, and Kerrigan). Redskins move on to the NFC Championship game.

NFC Championship, Atlanta
Atlanta is making their second straight appearance in the NFC Championship Game. This time around they encounter the high octane offense and steady defense of the Redskins. Samaje Perine turns in his finest game of the season, rushing for 198 yards and a TD while Jordan Reed leads the team with 9 catches and 109 yards and 2 TDs. Redskins roll, 27-13.

The Torch Will Be Passed in Super Bowl LII
Super Bowl, New England
For the first time since January 1992, the Redskins are playing for a chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. Redskins' QB Kirk Cousins and the GOAT Tom Brady, put on a show combining for 686 yards passing and 6 TDs. Brady connects with Brandin Cooks for an 86 yard TD in the 4th Quarter to take a 31-24 lead, only to see Cousins answer with a 43 yard TD to Jamison Crowder just 3 minutes later. After forcing the Patriots to punt, thanks to a 3rd down pass defense by Fabian Moreau, the Redskins get great field position with just under 2 minutes to play. The Redskins run game then goes 7, 12, and 9 yards, before getting a huge 22 yard completion by Josh Docton down to the Patriots 14 yard line. Redskins K Dustin Hopkins trots onto the field with :03 to play, kicking the 31 yard game winner. The 2017 Redskins are your NFL Super Bowl Champions, 34-31.

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