By By Rich Tandler
Here is what you need to know on Sunday, September 16, seven days before the Washington Redskins host the Green Bay Packers
Here are some final thoughts as the Redskins take on the Colts today.
Weather should not be a factor
The southern turn that Hurricane Florence took earlier this week means that any effects that the DMV will feel from the storm will not take place until later next week. For today it looks like it will be partly to mostly cloudy with the temperature in the low 70’s. That means that the passing of Andrew Luck and Alex Smith will not be affected by a wet ball and that Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson will be running on a dry track. Since sloppy weather can lead to fluky outcomes, the forecast favors the better team, which is Washington.
As Luck goes, so go the Colts
In 2016, the Colts went 8-8 with Luck starting all eight of the wins. Only one of those wins came in the six games in which Luck produced a passer rating of under 90. The Colts only lost once in the nine games where Luck’s passer rating was over 90. Yes, this was two years ago, and the Colts have a new head coach and a lot of new players. However, looking at what the Colts have on defense and their offensive weapons outside of WR T. Y. Hilton, it looks like they don’t have much that can beat you outside of Luck. He’ll need to have a good day for the Colts to stay in...