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3 Washington Football Team Bold Predictions for Week 2

Zach Brunner
Bold predictions for the Washington Football Team in Week 2.
Bold predictions for the Washington Football Team in Week 2. / Will Newton/Getty Images

Coming off a big divisional upset win in Week 1, the Washington Football Team heads to the desert to take on the Arizona Cardinals, who are coming off an upset win of their own. Washington finds themselves as big underdogs yet again, though.

However, it wouldn't be shocking to see them play well against this Arizona team, creating a fun matchup in Week 2 that could lead to some surprises. With that in mind, here are three bold predictions for Washington against Arizona.

3. Washington Has More Rushing Touchdowns Than Arizona

Washington proved it's capable of moving the football, though the Football Team is by no means an offensive powerhouse. This team also does not have many, if any, reliable red zone receiving threats. This could lead to them running when they get in close, as they did last week, which resulted in two touchdowns for Peyton Barber.

2. Washington Totals at Least 7 Quarterback Hits

This Washington pass rush is incredible. Between Chase Young, Montez Sweat and Ryan Kerrigan, this defense will give quarterbacks nightmares. They totaled 14 quarterback hits on Carson Wentz last week. Kyler Murray is known for being incredibly quick and tough to hit, with just 3 quarterback hits on him last week against San Francisco, but look for Washington to put a few shots on him.

1. Logan Thomas Totals 50 Yards

Logan Thomas caught 4 passes for 37 yards and a touchdown last week. That was the second-highest single-game total of his career. Arizona was historically bad against the tight end position last season, giving up a league-high 73.3 yards and 1.0 touchdown per game to the position. Thomas saw 8 targets in Week 1 and if he sees a similar workload against this defense, he could be looking at a new career high in Week 2.

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