Three bold predictions for Redskins vs. Packers in NFL Week 14
1. The Redskins rush for 250-plus yards against the Packers
This is bold for two reasons. First of all, running for 250 combined rushing yards is a big achievement. The team was able to do it last week against the Panthers, but it’s not often that teams can generate that much on the ground.
Second, it means that the Redskins will have to at least be keeping this game close. If they fall behind early, they could be forced to throw the ball more than Bill Callahan wants, so it would be hard to generate this type of production on the ground. But if they do approach the 250-yard mark, it means that they’ll be keeping things close.
The Packers don’t have a great run defense and they have been more of a “bend but don’t break” stop unit since regressing after a hot start to the season. Derrius Guice and Adrian Peterson should be able to take advantage of their mediocre run defense much like they did last week against the Packers. If both can approach the 100-yard mark again, it would go a long way toward reaching this goal.
It also will help that Dwayne Haskins can do a bit with his legs, as he has shown a penchant for gaining positive yardage when he sees a running lane. Overall, he has shown much more mobility than he had in college during his short time as the starter in Washington.
If the Redskins can get into a rhythm running the ball early, this is certainly within the realm of possibility. We’ll soon see how they’re able to manage against the Packers in what could be the team’s most important game of the season to date.