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Green Bay vs Washington: Game of the Week Prediction

Green Bay    35

Washington 34

 

The Green Bay Packers season will be on the line this week when they go down to the “Nations Capital” to take on Washington. The Packers are coming off a 47-25 beatdown by the Tennessee Titans in Week 10. Against the Titans, Aaron Rodgers never really got comfortable against the Titans 17th ranked defense.

I thought that Rodgers would be able to galvanize the Packers to another come from behind victory like he has done so many times in the past, however; it never came to pass.

The Packers record is now 4-5 and could fall out of the race for the NFC North with a loss against Washington this Sunday. Green Bay’s opponent Washington is coming off an impressive victory over the Packers rival, the Minnesota Vikings who were once undefeated at the beginning of the season.

Washington’s number one priority will be to limit the number of opportunities that Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense have on the field this Sunday. It has been stated on numerous occasions that the Packers wide receivers are average at best, however; they need to turn back the clock going against Washington’s secondary.

Josh Norman is not having the type of year that he had with the Carolina Panthers last season, but he is having an impact on Washington’s defense. If Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb cannot get some separation going up against Washington’s secondary, then it will be a long Sunday Night down in the “Nations Capital.” Josh Norman is noted for his trash talking towards some of the best wide receivers in the league.

He could ruin the Packers plan on offense if he could get inside the heads of either Jordy Nelson or Randall Cobb. As of right now, Washington is the projected 6th seed in the NFC Playoff Picture. The last time I checked, only six teams are allowed to participate in the playoffs. They can put themselves in a much better position with a victory against Green Bay this Sunday Night, but My Top Sportsbooks have them at -3 for the game.

My prediction for this football game is that Washington will be able to put the Packers in some rough spots throughout this contest, however; I believe Aaron Rodgers will lead the Packers to a thrilling 4th quarter comeback against the high-powered Washington football team.

 

Photos courtesy of FOX Sports

 

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Derrick Branch is the founder and lead writer of Tops Sports.Com. He is a die-hard sports fan and keeps it 100 on all things that involve the NFL, NBA, NCAA Football.
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