The Washington Redskins are heavily favored to beat the San Francisco 49ers this weekend. The Week 6 game takes place at home and already the experts and NFL analysts are predicting that this is going to be a very one-sided game. For Redskins fans, it has to be a nice feeling to have the team so heavily favored against an opponent, because it has been a while since that was the case. Now it’s time to take a look at that game.

The Redskins vs. 49ers game takes place on Oct. 15 at 1 PM ET. The current injury list for the Redskins has cornerback Josh Norman listed as out, with running back Rob Kelley and tackle Trent Williams listed as questionable.

The 49ers have five defensive players either listed as out or questionable, including star linebacker NaVorro Bowman, who was held out of a Week 5 loss by the 49ers. He was not pleased with that decision by the coaching staff.

Redskins vs. 49ers game odds

On the latest line provided by ESPN, the Washington Redskins are 9.5-point favorites to win this game. The over/under is also listed at 46.5, which some fans have already stated seems a little high for the game. According to the ESPN Matchup Predictor, the Redskins have an 88.3 percent chance at winning this game and moving to 3-2 on the season. That result would drop the 49ers to 0-6 and put the franchise in a great position to get the first pick of the 2018 NFL Draft.

At this point, that might just be the goal.

Some of the stats for the 49ers this season include averaging 17.8 points per game, while allowing 24.0 points against them each week. They put up an average of 339 yards per game, but are allowing opponents to post 383 yards a game. For fantasy football owners with Redskins players on their rosters, this might be the time to make sure they are ready to go.

The running game of the Redskins might end up looking extremely good against the holes that the 49ers currently have on defense.

2018 NFL Playoffs in sight for the Redskins?

The Philadelphia Eagles lead the NFC East with a 4-1 record, putting the Washington Redskins in second place for the time being. While the Redskins could still easily catch the Eagles in the standings, it’s also important to keep an eye on the Wild Card race.

With that in mind, it’s bad news for the Redskins that Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers have figured things out, as evidenced by a big win over the Detroit Lions this past week. The new-look Los Angeles Rams also look pretty good, having beaten the Dallas Cowboys recently.

This makes it very important for the Redskins to take advantage of games against lowly teams like the San Francisco 49ers. It’s important not to look past any opponent, especially when coming off a bye week, so the Redskins need to make a statement and get prepared for Week 7. That game on Oct. 23 will be the real test, as the Redskins travel to play the Philadelphia Eagles on the road. Beating the 49ers and then the Eagles would put the Redskins into first place in the NFC East. Taking over the driver’s seat in the NFC East could be a great result for the Washington Redskins and a fan base starved for postseason success.