It’s always interesting when you see two teams playing one another that are heading in completely different directions. That was the case in Week 7 when the Washington Football Team fumbled the game away with multiple mistakes against the Green Bay Packers.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers had their own interesting offseason with a lot of chatter surrounding the team, and after a Week 1 loss, the team has railed off six straight wins. The Washington Football Team, on the other hand, seems to find itself broiled in a new controversy on a weekly basis, and continues to struggle in one facet or another every Sunday.
The last three weeks, the defense has shown some signs of improvement, forcing six turnovers in those three games, after having only two forced turnovers in the first four weeks of the season. I mean, holding Patrick Mahomes to 10 points in a half and Rodgers to 14 in a half deserves some…some credit.
But, the problem has been on the offensive side of the ball the last few weeks. Don’t get me wrong, the team definitely can move the ball down the field, as evidenced by the 430 yards of total offense against the Packers, but the inability to get the ball into the end zone has continued to plague this team.
The play on the field wasn’t bad for the Washington Football Team, but the losses continue to pile up.
Mental lapses. Missed opportunities. If there were two phrases that epitomized the team thus far this season, those would be it.
Jonathan Allen has his own ideas to describe Washington’s season so far, which he shared in his post-game comments.
“Losing teams find ways to lose games and winning teams find ways to win games, and right now, we’re finding ways to lose, so we just have to find ways to win and get better.”
If that isn’t the most Washington Football Team quote ever, I don’t know what is. The only thing that may top that from Week 7 was the “Lambeau Leap Touchdown That Wasn’t”.
Let’s get into the Week 7 numbers.