Week 7 – Green Bay Packers at Washington Commanders
The bad news? Green Bay hasn’t put together a complete four-quarter performance yet and enters a three-game road stretch from Weeks 7-9. The good news? It starts with a matchup against the Washington Commanders, who are currently 1-4.
Washington will be coming off a Thursday night game, so will have had some additional time to prepare, but it won’t matter.
The Commanders have put up plenty of yards in their opening five contests, but scoring points is another story. Their average of 18 points per game is the seventh-worst in the NFL.
Admittedly, the Packers haven’t been a whole lot better offensively, although they do have plenty of star players and potential.
The biggest issue for the Commanders is their pass protection. They have given up 20 sacks in five games. According to ESPN, they rank 30th in the league for pass block win rate.
That could be an issue against a Packers defense including Rashan Gary, Kenny Clark, and Preston Smith.
The Commanders are a million miles off the lead in the NFC East and they are struggling to win games. That continues when the Packers come to town.
Rashan Gary has a big game and Green Bay gets the road win.
Prediction: Green Bay 24, Washington 14 (5-2)