Quarterback Alex Smith had a profession day in Washington’s newest defeat, with 390 yards passing in his first begin in practically two years, and can look to proceed that success in opposition to a Bengals protection that has allowed 21 passing touchdowns this season, second-most within the league, and has solely registered 11 sacks. With Washington left deal with Cornelius Lucas out with an ankle damage, proper deal with Morgan Moses will fill his spot on the left facet and David Sharpe will get the beginning at proper deal with.
Sunday marks Washington’s fifth sport this season in opposition to a quarterback chosen No. 1 total within the NFL draft. Washington misplaced its earlier 4 such matchups. Bengals rookie Joe Burrow, the highest choose on this 12 months’s draft, has accomplished 65 % of his passes whereas throwing 12 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. He’ll be with out Joe Mixon, Cincinnati’s main rusher, who will miss his fourth straight sport with a foot damage. Former Washington working again Samaje Perine and Gio Bernard will look to hold the load in Mixon’s absence.