I did a pretty full preview a few days ago when I discussed the advantage we have on defense. But I thought I’d do a run down of our health situation and make a few predictions.
The good news is that Rabach and Wade will probably play. Marcus Washington may not but Godfrey has replaced him well. Santana Moss has had a week to practice and will hopefully be back in the swing of things.
You already know I’m predicting a win. The only question is whether we’re going to come out like we did against Detroit or like we did against Green Bay. Given the similarities between the teams, I’d like to predict a big win.
But instead, I think it will be a pretty hard game. The presence of a legitimate running game will make it harder for us to simply stay back in coverage. And the continued lack of health on the right side of the line will slow us down. I think we win, but I think we will start slow.
Look for Moss to break one and for Cooley to have another big day. I’m calling a late Portis TD plunge to put it away 17-7. Go Skins!