The Packers ran their win streak to six games against the Bears last week. Here are five reasons why they’ll make it seven versus Washington on Sunday.
Aaron Rodgers’ bold declaration that he owns the Bears capped off the Packers’ sixth consecutive victory last Sunday. He may not be able to stay the same thing about Washington, but that won’t stop Green Bay from running their record to 7-1 when the dust settles on Sunday afternoon.
Ron Rivera’s team limps into this game with a 2-4 record. That might be good enough for second place in the NFC East at the moment, but it accurately illustrates just how far away Washington is from being in Green Bay’s league at the current moment in time.
Washington’s defensive front can cause the Packers’ offense some early trouble, but Green Bay will cruise to a comfortable victory in the end. Here are five bold predictions about how it will go down for Rodgers and his teammates.
5. Rodgers will be sacked at least three times
Washington’s defensive line hasn’t lived up to the hype this season, but they have a strong chance for a solid showing against Green Bay’s offensive line on Sunday. Look for Chase Young and Montez Sweat to bring serious heat on Rodgers from the perimeter.
That’s going to result in at least three sacks of the future Hall-of-Fame signal-caller. It’s not going to be enough to change the flow of the game, but it should at least give Washington’s defensive front something to build on moving forward.