We are six weeks into the 2021 season, and the Washington Football Team has proven they deserve to be mentioned alongside the dregs of the NFL.
Nothing reiterated that more than the Week 6 loss to Kansas City, in which they held a 13-10 lead courtesy of three first half turnovers, a pair of Dustin Hopkins field goals, and a busted coverage that led to Ricky Seals-Jones’ touchdown.
A good team would have rallied together and disposed of a Chiefs team that was on the ropes heading into halftime. Instead, Washington’s offense was blanked in the second half, and the defense once again forgot how to make plays.
It won’t get any easier for Washington, as they’ll travel to Lambeau Field to lock horns with a Packers side that’s rattled off five straight wins.
Let’s see what the odds are saying about the Football Team’s chances to knock off Aaron Rodgers and Co. in hostile territory, shall we?
Washington vs Packers Odds Week 7
According to our friends at WynnBET, Washington opens as 9.5-point road underdogs. That’s a telling spread, folks, and Ron Rivera’s side will have -110 odds to cover the number (bet $110 to win $100).
On the moneyline, Washington is +325 to win outright, so bet $100 to win $325. That’s ridiculously good value, but are you really gonna bet this team in its current state to beat Rodgers in Lambeau? We didn’t think so.
The over/under for Sunday is set at 49 points, with both sides getting -110 odds. The over in Week 6 would’ve cashed with time to spare had Washington’s offense not been rendered useless in the second half.
With that embarrassing performance still ingrained in our memories, we’ll probably stay away from the over this week.
Washington vs Packers Prediction Week 7
There’s no need to sugarcoat this one. Washington and Green Bay are teams trending in polar opposite directions. The former looks to be in contention for a high draft pick, whereas the other is striving to win a Super Bowl in what will likely be Rodgers’ final season with the franchise.
Simply put, the Packers are a buzzsaw right now, and Rodgers’ confidence is at an all-time high after he trolled the entire city of Chicago and Bears organization by screaming “I own you” after his game-sealing touchdown.
Rodgers is on an MVP trajectory right now, and he’ll have the luxury of facing a Washington defense that’s surrendering 34.3 points over their last four games.
There’s nothing to suggest the Football Team will keep this competitive, but we anticipate a late cover in the form of a 31-24 Packers win.