NFL Upset Watch: Week 8

Redskins running game should be a strength against Steelers

Originally Published: October 25, 2012
By Aaron Schatz | Football Outsiders
Alfred MorrisBrad Mills/US PresswireRookie RB Alfred Morris should pace the Redskins' offense Sunday.

Upset Watch appears every Thursday this season for ESPN Insider, as Football Outsiders uses a proprietary formula to forecast the expected point spread of each game based on current DVOA ratings (explained here) and, early in the season, our DVOA projections. Each week we highlight the most likely upset on a game with a line over three points, plus an additional game in which a significant underdog has a strong chance to cover.

Upset Watch: Washington (+4.5) at Pittsburgh

Football Outsiders has always been an advocate of the modern offense: lots of shotgun and lots of passing. But our advice for Washington on Sunday is different. To beat Pittsburgh, the Redskins want to go old school and run, run, run.


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