In Week 7, the Green Bay Packers will travel to Maryland to take on the revitalised Washington Commanders at FedExField in an effort to get back to winning. The Packers are looking to win and maintain their second-place NFC North standing after two straight losses. The Green Bay Packers’ Week 7 predictions for their game against the Commanders are included below.
After suffering a humiliating 27-10 loss to the New York Jets in Week 6, the Packers have been in a recent losing streak, dropping their last two games.
The Commanders defeated the Chicago Bears 12-7 last Thursday to snap a four-game losing streak. With 60 yards and a touchdown in his NFL debut as a starter, rookie running back Brian Robinson Jr. had an effect.
The offences of both the Packers and the Commanders appear to be in a state of turmoil. With Taylor Heinicke as the backup quarterback, that is unlikely to change for the better. As a result, we may anticipate that this won’t end in a shootout. On the other hand, the Packers and Commanders are going to battle it out.
Here are our four audacious predictions for the Packers’ Week 7 matchup with the Commanders in light of all of the aforementioned factors.
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4. Aaron Jones bounces back against the Commanders
Aaron Jones, a running back for the Packers, may need to raise the alarm following another disappointing performance in Week 6. In their dismal loss to the Jets, Jones ran nine times for 19 yards. He totaled three air catches for 25 yards on four targets.
Jones got only four touches in that game at the half. He was more involved in the game in the second half, but the Packers’ offence was unable to use him. Although Jones hasn’t scored since Week 2, we believe he deserves a great comeback performance against the Commanders.
With his second touchdown of the year, he is expected to travel over 70 yards. That counts as a rebound already, right?
3. Robert Tonyan has another solid outing
In Week 6, Packers TE Robert Tonyan had a breakthrough performance over the Jets. On 12 targets, he caught 10 passes for a total of 90 yards. He played his best game of the season unquestionably, and Aaron Rodgers seems to have confidence in him going ahead. Keep in mind that Tonyan participated in 66.7 percent of the Packers’ plays and that 84.4 percent of Aaron Rodgers’ pass attempts were routed.
Additionally, Tonyan received a target share of 26.6 percent. As you recall, the Commanders allow the most yards per reception for tight ends among the top 12 teams. When you combine all of those, Tonyan should have another strong performance in Week 7. Put him down for more than 50 yards.
2. Allen Lazard has 60+ yards and a receiving TD
Allen Lazard, WR with the Packers, is now the group’s best wide receiver. In spite of the passing game’s difficulties, he has been reasonably productive. Lazard has scored a touchdown in four of his five games, which is a plus. Remember that he has a 20 percent target share and a 39 percent air yard share for the Packers since his comeback in Week 2.
In Week 7’s game against the Commanders, Lazard will have a decent matchup. Washington is currently in the bottom half of the league in terms of air yards allowed after six games. Additionally, expect to see a furious Aaron Rodgers in Week 7 after he lost two straight games. That should be a huge advantage for Lazard, who wants to record his second game with at least 100 yards. Although we can’t guarantee it, he should easily get 60 yards or more in addition to another touchdown catch.
1. Aaron Rodgers will have big numbers but will get sacked a ton
This season, star quarterback Aaron Rodgers will not allow three straight defeats. Just not going to happen. Even if he hasn’t appeared like an MVP candidate this season, keep in mind that he is the current MVP after winning it the previous two seasons. Rodgers will have extra motivation because he just played a terrible game against the Jets.
He will be tested this week against a Commanders defence that has struggled to contain passers this year. Rodgers won’t be stopped, that much is certain. Be aware that Green Bay needs to win this game somehow. As a result, Rodgers will likely deliver one of his best performances of the year. He’ll have a triple-digit passer rating and throw for more than 300 yards for the first time this season.
But there will be a price to pay. The pass rush of the Commanders is highly effective, and they will get to Rodgers. In this game, the MVP will be sacked at least three times.
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