Packers Wire staff predictions: Week 7 vs. Washington Football Team

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The Green Bay Packers (5-1) and Washington Football Team (2-4) will meet on Sunday at Lambeau Field in a battle of two division winners from a season ago.

Here’s how the staff at Packers Wire believes the Week 7 showdown with the Football Team will go down:

Zach Kruse (4-2): Packers 31, Washington 17

It’s odd to see a team protect the passer well but still struggle to score points and pressure the opposing quarterback but still struggle to prevent points. Washington’s ability to win at the line of scrimmage provides upset potential in this matchup, but this is still a struggling football team with a turnover-prone quarterback and a defense ranked last in the NFL in points allowed. If the Packers can keep the Washington defensive line from taking over the game, a relatively straightforward path to a win exists for the home team. The guess here is that the Packers survive again up front on offense and get a couple of turnovers, allowing Matt LaFleur’s team to coast to a sixth consecutive win. The Packers can’t possibly lose wearing their new beautiful throwback uniforms, right?

Jack Wepfer (4-2): Packers 27, Washington 14

The Packers haven’t really played great football, but they’ve played a whole lot of good enough football. The defense is getting it done despite its red zone woes, and the offense, while not the juggernaut of a season ago, might be more mentally tough. They score when it matters and seem to respond well to adversity. Against this pitiful Washington Football Team, I expect the Packers to roll. The Football Team was supposed to have a great defense, and that just hasn’t happened. And with a backup quarterback taking the snaps, points aren’t easy to come by either. Packers roll and build momentum for next week.

Brandon Carwile (4-2): Packers 28, Washington 17

The Washington franchise is in shambles as they try do a PR makeover and rebuild their football team simultaneously. Honestly, I could see Green Bay handing the Football Team a similar beatdown to the one they took last week at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs. This one won’t be as bad with the score remaining relatively close until the end. I could see the Packers having a pedestrian run game against a talented interior defensive line, but Aaron Rodgers will be his usual self and throw for a few touchdowns. Defensively, Green Bay will sack Taylor Heinicke a few times and also make an interception late in the game to seal the win.

Joe Kipp (4-2): Packers 35, Washington 20

This is the game we see the Packers offense get into a groove. Teams have been scoring on Washington at will all season; they’re allowing 31.0 points per game, which is dead last in the entire NFL. If that wasn’t bad enough, Washington ranks 31st in total yards allowed (423.0 ppg). It’s hard to see a path to victory for The Football Team. Green Bay wins comfortably, scoring over 30 points in the process.

Brennen Rupp (2-0): Packers 24, Washington 10

This could be a game where Green Bay’s offense struggles to get into a rhythm. The Washington Football Team should be able to get pressure on Aaron Rodgers with their front four. Somebody other than Davante Adams is going to have to make some plays. The Packers will do just enough offensively to pick up the victory and improve to 6-1.

Writer

Prediction

Score

Record

Zach Kruse

Win

31-17

4-2

Jack Wepfer

Win

27-14

4-2

Brandon Carwile

Win

28-17

4-2

Joe Kipp

Win

35-20

4-2

Brennen Rupp

Win

24-10

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