1. The Reality Is, sometimes, this game is pretty simple.
Washington is the underdog this weekend at Green Bay. They should be. There’s not a single aspect or facet of the game where they have a distinct advantage in performance this season over what Green Bay has put together. They had one at kicker, but they just cut him….but I digress. As it now stands, no rational player, coach, fan, or media member truly expects Washington to win this weekend.
But the beauty of football is that, on any given Sunday, any team can win. The ball isn’t round, so it doesn’t bounce predictably (unless it’s coming off of Tress Way’s foot). And as cheesy as it sounds (no Wisconsin pun intended), sometimes the game simply comes down to “want to”. Who wins the battle of the trenches? Usually the side with more energy and effort. Who wins the penalty battle? Usually the team that’s more assertive. Who wins the turnover battle? Usually the team who’s flying around, not the one playing timid and trying not to make a mistake. Who wins the game? Usually the team that wins the battles of the trenches, penalties, and turnovers.
On paper, Washington doesn’t stand a chance this Sunday. In Reality, it’s gut check time.
If Washington comes out and plays to their potential, flips that proverbial switch, and keeps up their energy and aggressiveness all four quarters ( a feat they have yet to accomplish in any game this season), they certainly could take that giant step forward we were expecting in weeks 2,3,4,5 and 6. Will that happen? I doubt it. But, there’s always a chance, which is why they play the games. I have a funny feeling Washington keeps this one close this week, but Rodgers and Davante Adams will end up being too much. Packers win 27-23.