Washington, led by dynamic quarterback Robert Griffin III, has scored 68 points in their two games (a 40-32 win at New Orleans and a 31-28 loss at St. Louis).
The losses of outside linebacker Brian Orakpo (torn pectoral) and defensive lineman Adam Carriker (ruptured quadriceps) for the season will hurt the Redskins defense – a unit that had already surrendered 63 points in two games.
The Bengals lost a defensive linemen of their own when they placed Jamaal Anderson on injured reserve. They've allowed 71 points in their first two games, the fourth-highest total in the NFL.
The Redskins lead the league in scoring average at 34 points a game.
Odds Shark lists the over/under at 46.5.