Green Bay (4-5) at Washington (5-3-1)
When: Sunday, November 20th 2016
Where: FedEx Field, Landover, MD
Time: 8:30 ET | TV: NBC
The Green Bay Packers look to end their three-game skid when they visit the Washington Redskins on Sunday night. Green Bay will also be looking for a little revenge after last year’s 35-18 loss to the Redskins during Wild Card weekend. The Packers have only one win in their last five games and are surrendering a lot of points in the process. They have allowed 30 or more points in their last four defeats including a 47-25 thrashing at Tennessee last week. Green Bay has temporarily solved their running back issue by signing Christine Michael on Wednesday after he was released by Seattle earlier in the week. A former second-round, Michael rushed for 469 yards for the Seahawks but was held to 23 yards over the last two games. Aaron Rodgers threw for a season-high 371 yards last week with Green Bay forced to play catch-up, but also threw two interceptions. The Packers are in the middle of a three-game road trip that will take them to Philadelphia next week.
While the Packers are struggling to put together some wins, the Redskins have only lost once in its last seven games (5-1-1) as it attempts to keep pace with first-place Dallas and the New York Giants in the NFC East. Quarterback Kirk Cousins threw for 262 yards and two touchdowns without an interception in a 26-20 victory against the Vikings last week. Rookie running back Rob Kelley has looked great in his first two starts, following an 87-yard performance against Cincinnati by rushing for 97 on 22 carries versus Minnesota’s tough defense. Washington will look to get after Rodgers as the team is tied for sixth in the league with 25 sacks. Ryan Kerrigan and Trent Murphy are tied with the team lead, recording seven sacks apiece. Washington begins a brutal three-game road stretch after this game with trips to Dallas, Arizona, and Philadelphia.
These are two teams going in different directions and Green Bay’s defense is terrible right now. Look for Cousins to have a big night and for the Washington defense to harass Rodgers all night. I think the Redskins will be able to cover the short number in this one.
Pick: Redskins -2.5