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The Washington Redskins start their 2014 seasons traveling to NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas to face the Houston Texans Sunday.

The Washington Redskins finished their 2013 season at 3-13 overall and 0-6 in the NFC East. Washington was led by quarterback Robert Griffin III with 3,203 passing yards and 16 TDs. Alfred Morris led the rushing game with 1275 yards and 7 TDs.

The Redskins defense was ranked 18th in the NFL last season. They were led by Perry Riley with 72 solo tackles and 115 total tackles. DeAngelo Hall led the team with 4 interceptions.

The Houston Texans finished the 2013 season at 2-14 overall and 1-5 in AFC South. They were led by quarterback Matt Schaub with 2,310 passing yards and 10 TDs. In addition on Andre Johnson led the wide receivers with 1407 receiving yards 5 TDs. Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the starting QB for the Texans this season as Schaub is now with the Oakland Raiders.

The Texans defense was ranked 7th in the NFL last season. They were led by Darryl Sharpton with 56 solo tackles and 87 total tackles. Jonathan Joseph led the team with 3 interceptions. The Texans had the number one pick in the draft and took Jadeveon Clowney.

Keys to Washington win

Washington will have to have QB RG3 play as he did his rookie season. The Redskins will need their offensive line to play strong and protect RG3 so he can pass to his new receiver DeSean Jackson.

Keys to Houston win

The Texans are going to need quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to keep his mistakes to a minimum and hit his receivers. They will also need J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney to get to RG3.

Key Injuries

Washington

Akeem Jordan, Tracy Porter, Chris Neild, Courtney Bridgett Jr., Darryl Sharpton, Leonard Hankerson, Brandon Meriweather, Stephen Bowen

Houston

Garrett Graham, Shiloh Keo, Alan Bonner, Cody White, David Quessenberry, Lonnie Ballentine, Will Yeatman

Favorite

Houston -3

Conclusion

This could be one of the best games of the Week 1. Robert Griffin III should be completely healed, but will face a revamped defense of Houston with Watt and Clowney. I like the Texans.

About James Rhodes

James is an American born sports writer that covers all sports and has a passion for football at every level He began his journalism career then and has been published on numerous sports websites and publications

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