Oddsmakers are dubious that Washington can repeat last season’s 7-win performance in 2019:
Over 6 ½
Under 6 ½
As you can see, the odds pretty heavily favor Washington failing to get back to the 7-win mark. The under on 6 ½ victories pays out at -145, while the over is up at +115. A tough schedule mixed with an inexperienced roster has me buying what Vegas is selling here. Even if you take the optimistic approach and say that the Washington Redskins can pick up two wins against their divisional opponents, where are the other victories coming from? You can point to the Dolphins game, but no road game is a guaranteed victory in this league
If they go 2-4 in the NFC East, they would need to pick up another five wins from the rest of the schedule. If they go 2-2 against the AFC East, the Redskins are still up against it given the quality of the other NFC teams they will face. The Lions and 49ers are the most beatable opponents there, but I would still be reluctant to take the Washington Redskins to win either game. I am expecting a long season in the nation’s capital, and things could get bad enough to where we finally see a regime change at some point. Jay Gruden has done a decent job during his tenure with the franchise, but I am not seeing much reason for short-term optimism with this team at all right now.