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49ers set as double digit underdog to Washington

The 49ers face a tough task in Week 6.

Washington Redskins v Kansas City Chiefs Photo by Jason Hanna/Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers head to Washington next Sunday to wrap up their season-long three-game road trip, and they will be a sizable underdog in this one. The line opened at nine points, and has climbed as high as 11 points at some sportsbooks, according to Odds Shark. It’s interesting to see a significant disparity in the line, with some still going as low as 9.5 points.

The 49ers are coming off a tough overtime loss to the Indianapolis Colts that snapped their three-game against the spread winning streak. The 49ers were a 1.5-point underdog in this one. Washington is currently 2-2, coming off a bye. They have wins over the Los Angeles Rams and Oakland Raiders, with losses to the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs.

Washington will be without starting cornerback Josh Norman. The 49ers have been inconsistent in their passing attack, and it will be interesting to see how they choose to attack Bashaud Breeland and the rest of the secondary. Pierre Garçon will face Breeland, while Marquise Goodwin likely gets new starter Quinton Dunbar. That could be the matchup that can pay for the 49ers.

Coming off a bye, Washington has an edge in rest. On the other hand, they face Philadelphia in Week 7. Could this be a trap game? I think Kirk Cousins will be psyched to face Kyle Shanahan and put on a show, but maybe Washington slips in looking ahead to their huge divisional matchup.