The Green Bay Packers (5-1) and the Washington football team (2-4) meet Sunday at Lambeau Field in a two-way division winners battle from a season ago.
Here’s how the Packers Wire staff think Week 7’s showdown with the football squad will play out:
Zach Kruse (4-2): Packers 31, Washington 17
It’s strange to see a team protect the passer well but still struggle to score points and put pressure on the opposing quarterback but still struggle to prevent the points. Washington’s ability to win on the line of scrimmage offers shattering potential in this game, but it’s still a struggling football team with a flip-prone quarterback and a last-ranked NFL defense in points allocated. If the Packers can stop Washington’s defensive line from taking control of the game, a relatively straightforward path to victory exists for the home team. It is assumed here that the Packers again survive on offense and get a few turnovers, allowing Matt LaFleur’s team to secure a sixth consecutive victory. The Packers can’t lose their new homecoming uniforms, can they?
Jack Wepfer (4-2): Packers 27, Washington 14
The Packers didn’t really play good football, but they played a lot of pretty good football. The defense manages to do this despite their red zone issues, and the offense, while not the heavyweight from a season ago, could be tougher mentally. They score when it matters and seem to react well to adversity. Against that pitiful Washington football team, I expect the Packers to roll. The football team was supposed to have excellent defense, and that didn’t happen. And with a backup quarterback taking the snaps, points aren’t easy to come by either. The packers are rolling and gaining momentum for next week.
Brandon Carwile (4-2): Packers 28, Washington 17
Washington’s franchise is in shambles as it tries to get its PR makeover and rebuild its football team simultaneously. Honestly, I could see Green Bay giving the football team a similar beating they took last week at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs. This one won’t be as bad with the score staying relatively close until the end. I could see the Packers having a game on foot against a talented inside defensive line, but Aaron Rodgers will be his usual self and throwing a few touchdowns. Defensively, Green Bay sacked Taylor Heinicke a few times and also made an interception late in the game to seal the victory.
Joe Kipp (4-2): Packers 35, Washington 20
This is the game where we see the Packers offense going into a groove. The teams have scored at will on Washington all season; they’re allowing 31.0 points per game, which is dead last in the entire NFL. If that wasn’t enough, Washington ranks 31st in total yards allowed (423.0 points per game). It is difficult to see a path to victory for the football team. Green Bay wins comfortably, scoring over 30 points in the process.
Brennen Rupp (2-0): Packers 24, Washington 10
It could be a game where Green Bay’s offense is struggling to get up to speed. The Washington football team should be able to put pressure on Aaron Rodgers with his first four. Someone other than Davante Adams is going to have to do some plays. The Packers will do just enough offensively to take the win and move up to 6-1.
|Zach Kruse||To win||31-17||4-2|
|Jack Wepfer||To win||27-14||4-2|
|Brandon carwile||To win||28-17||4-2|
|Joe kipp||To win||35-20||4-2|
|Brennen Rupp||To win||24-10||2-0|