Washington Redskins vs Oakland Raiders NFL Week 14 Predictions: Coming off perhaps their biggest win of the season, the (4-8) Oakland Raiders [+1] will prepare to host the ever-improving sports betting odds favorite (3-9) Washington Redskins [-1] this week. The Skins and the Silver and Black are scheduled top kick it off live from the Oakland Coliseum at 4:10 PM ET on CBS Sports.
While the last place Raiders were able to complete the huge upset last week, the Redskins were so close of pulling off the biggest win in recent history. The OVER/UNDER for this inter-conference battle is set at a combined total of 37½ points.
Last week, Oakland went into Heinz and dealt the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers a huge blow in their slim playoff chances. Behind the stellar, clutch play of hometown product Bruce Gradkowski (20/33, 308 YDS, 3 TDs) who clearly outplayed Ben Roethlisberger (18/24, 278 YDS, 2 TDs, 1 INTs), the underdog Raiders stunned the Steelers 27-24. "That was so exciting, I can't even put into words how I feel," said Gradkowski after the win.
"Our receivers coach (Sanjay Lal) gave us a message, and he brought up the Miracle on Ice, Buster Douglas knocking out (Mike) Tyson, and things that were just unbelievable but the people that did it believed they could," wide receiver Todd Watkins said.
For the Redskins, they took a 10-point lead into the fourth quarter, as fans were almost certain the New Orleans Saints perfect season would end at the nation’s capital. Nevertheless, with stellar play from Drew Brees and a few lucky breaks, the Saints were able to force overtime.
"I don't know about the voodoo, but I definitely believe in destiny," Brees said. "I believe in karma, and what goes around comes around. We've been on the other side of this deal probably too many times, and maybe it's our time, that we start catching some of the breaks."
It’s hard to believe that New Orleans’ first lead of the game came on the game-winning field goal, as it remained unbeaten by a final score of 33-30. It was certainly a devastating loss for a Redskins team that had the win almost secured. "I don't think the best team won today," Redskins center Casey Rabach said. "We had some bad breaks, some bizarre things happened."
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