Raiders-redskins Today

September 10, 1995|By Vito Stellino

Site: RFK Stadium, Washington

Time: 1 p.m.

TV/Radio: Chs. 45, 5/WLIF (101.9 FM)

Line: Raiders by 5

Last week: The Redskins beat the Arizona Cardinals, 27-7; the Raiders beat the San Diego Chargers, 17-7.

The series: The Raiders have a 5-2 edge and won the last meeting in 1992, 21-20. The Raiders are 2-2 in Washington with all four games being decided by four points or fewer.

On the sidelines: Norv Turner of the Redskins is 4-13 in his second season; Mike White is 1-0 in his first season as Raiders coach.

What the Raiders have to do to win: Pound away at the Redskins' weak defensive line with their trio of runners -- Harvey Williams, Derrick Fenner and rookie Napoleon Kaufman.

What the Redskins have to do to win: Get another good rushing game from Terry Allen and have Gus Frerotte pick up where he left off in the second half last week.

Key matchup: The Raiders' new short passing game produced just 247 total yards against Chargers, but did not commit a turnover. Quarterback Jeff Hostetler, who was sacked five times last week, will be facing a Redskins defense that picked off four Cardinals passes last week and allowed just 197 yards and 10 first downs.

Outlook: The Raiders are favored and appear to have too many weapons for the Redskins, but if the Redskins pull off a second straight upset, they would start to get some respect.

Stellino's pick: Raiders 20, Redskins 10 -- Now that Maryland seems willing to give Jack Kent Cooke millions for the infrastructure for his new stadium even though the team's headquarters is in Ashburn, Va., will other Virginia companies show up in Annapolis looking for similar deals?

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