First round draft pick Robert Griffin III will make his preseason debut with the Washington Redskins as they travel to face the Buffalo Bills in a week one NFL pro football exhibition game on Thursday night.
Start time from Buffalo is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national televised tape delayed coverage provided by the NFL Network on Friday at 4PM Eastern Time.
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The odds from the NFL preseason game opened up with the home team Buffalo Bills favored by -2 points with an over under of 35 points.
Early money from the bettors has come in on the road club as the Washington Redskins are now favored by -2 points. The total has ticked down a notch to a current over under of 34 ½ points.
Those betting the road favored Washington Redskins on the money line will lay 130 odds with the home team Buffalo Bills returning +110 odds to post the upset win with no need for taking the points.
Robert Griffin III was the second player taken in the 2012 draft as the Redskins traded up in the draft to select him. Backing up Griffin in this game will be veteran quarterback Rex Grossman who led the Chicago Bears to a Super Bowl appearance a few years back. Competing for a third string quarterback spot with the Redskins will be Michigan St rookie Kirk Cousins and Jonathan Crompton out of Tennessee Volunteers.
Washington has quality in the running back position as second year man Roy Helu is number one on the depth chart with Tim Hightower a reserve who is coming off a season ending knee injury in 2011. Penn St rookie running back Evan Royster will see some action on Thursday night.
The Redskins have three quarterbacks in camp and all three have had significant experience as starters in the NFL.
Returning starter Ryan Fitzpatrick returns as the starter and should see some slight action on Thursday night. Backing up Fitzpatrick is former Tennessee Titan and Philadelphia Eagles signal caller Vince Young. Tyler Thigpen will push Young for the number two and has spent time in the league with the Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs.
The Bills running back Fred Jackson is back for another year with the Bills. Vying for time to back up Jackson will be former first round pick C.J. Spiller and former Dallas Cowboys Tashard Choice.
NFL Trend: Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills have no recent head to head preseason meetings.
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