The New England Patriots and the Washington Redskins football is almost back on Thursday, the Patriots will host the Redskins Kickoff at Gillette Stadium of their first matchup for NFL Preseason 2018 is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Take a look back at Patriots vs Redskins game preview, TV schedule, dates, live stream and more. This game will almost certainly matter a lot more to the Redskins than the defending AFC Conference champions. It will be the first time the Patriots have met in the preseason since 2014 when the Patriots defeated by the Redskins by 23-6, at FedExField.
New England Patriots vs Washington Redskins Last meeting: Nov. 8, 2015 (27-10, NE)
Start Time and Date: Thursday, Aug. 9 | 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
Tv Channels: NBC4/NBC Sports Washington
Live Stream: FuboTV (Seven days free trial)
Patriots vs Redskins football game: what to watch.
Patriots CB Duke Dawson vs Redskins WR Trey Quinn
Patriots defense vs Redskins QB Kevin Hogan
Patriots TEs vs Redskins LB Josh Harvey-Clemons
Patriots LT Isaiah Wynn against Redskins OLBs
Bill Belichick vs Jay Gruden
Why Patriots will win against Redskins in the NFL preseason 2018
The Patriot has an excellent chance of winning the Redskins in the year 2018. First, they have a very strong offensive line. This is especially true when their offensive line has done a great job in handling the Eagles. They may have lost Solder at the tackle, but that triple team that they have which includes Joe Thuney, David Andrews, and Shaq Mason has remained untouchable for the rest of the game. Another thing that makes patriots superior is their excellent coaching staff. Belichick is the best head coach and, Josh McDaniels is an amazing offensive coordinator, and Brian Flores is a superior linebacker coach.
The last thing that makes patriot superior is Tom Brady. He may be 41 and receive three MVP awards, but as long as Edelman or Gronk is still alive, he is still the man. The Patriots have various Super Bowl winnings in the past which makes them more experience and a stronger team in comparison to the Redskins. Tom Brady has been around the field and has more experience and calmness in the game so that can be a wonderful asset towards the Patriot’s victory.
Unfortunately for the Redskins, they have some weak area that can cost them the championship. Their inside linebacker is a major weakness. They don’t have a strong player next to Brown. Even though Brown may have 149 tackles in 2016, but he was also part of the Buffalo Bills running the defense. They need to find a perfect pairing up with brown in order to strengthen their linebacker if they wish to have a chance against the Patriots.
Why Redskins will win against Patriots in the NFL preseason 2018
The Redskins has a very strong team, and there is a possibility that they may win against the Patriots. First their quarterback Alex Smith is one of the best in the NFL, known for his speed. Jay Gruden’s offense position is a major strength which will ultimately put Redskins ahead of the game. They have Morgan Moses which is one of the best tackles in the game. Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith both combined have over 21 sacks, 18 QB hits, and 60 hurries last years, which makes them a very solid team that can lead the way to victory. There will be a boost in defense with Darone Payne and Jonathon Allen. Even though they lack experience, but with passion, agility, strength, and athleticism will make up for everything.
Even though the Patriots are known for their MVP Tom Brady, but they do have some weakness that can cost them the game with the Redskins. Tom Brady is turning 41, so that could be a damper on his athletic ability. He may not be as agile and athletic as he was in younger age. Usually, quarterbacks will run, throw, or rush for that touchdown, but we doubt Brady will be doing any rushing or running, it’s just pure throwing. Another weakness is their linebackers. They added new additions to the team to cover the linebacker position, but everything is still on the unknown. Hopefully, they will perform when the time comes. Then you have the serious locker room tension. There were serious issues between Brady and Belichick, and hopefully this tension wouldn’t affect the game.
Prediction: Patriots 29 over Redskins 16