IMO one of their priorities will be knocking Welker out of the game by any means necessary. Welker has been taking some hits, but has proved very resilient up to now. The Skins will try to use Landry, Taylor et. al. to deliver some heavy blows, and a late/illegal hit would not surprise me. The absence of Welker, and the uncertain status of Watson, would allow the Redskins to focus even more on Stallworth and Moss, and influence the Pats into more of a running attack. Then the Redskins will make Maroney beat them, and hope to knock him out too, given his injury history and upright style, and their excellent team speed and ability to strike violently. IMO the Redskins D plays with more volence than any other in the NFC, and the hype and underdog status will have them even more hopped up than usual for this game. IMO this game will be closer than many expect, and a very good test prior to the Colt game. The Redskins team speed on defense is even superior to that of the Colts, and should prep the Pats for the coming RCA contest. Having watched several Redskin games, IMO Campbell has played much better than his numbers suggest, as the Redskin receivers have dropped ball after ball. If they hang onto a few of those passes Sunday, the coming game could be semi-competitive. An underrated advantage for the Pats is the fact that Joe Gibbs is practically dribbling his apple sauce. He seems to lack the energy, attention to detail, and sense of urgency that characterize successful coaches in today's game. Gibbs' position seems more honorary than one that involves hands on coaching, and his primary role seems more media snake charmer, and head cheerleader. Right now I see this as 27-20 Pats.