Is Antonio Gibson Due for a Breakout Game in Week 7?

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NFL Week 7
BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Oct 19, 2021, 3:23 PM

Last season, Antonio Gibson of the Washington Football Team had impressive stats, including his 795 rushing yards. However, his 2021-22 season early-season performance has left fans and sports bettors a bit frustrated.

How has Antonio Gibson affected Washington Football Team’s NFL odds? Is he due for a breakout game in Week 7 against the Packers? Can he muster up the consistency he had last season to make this happen?

Several factors affect the answers to these questions. First, let’s take a look at the statistics to decide whether or not a breakout game is possible for Gibson.

Antonio Gibson Stats

In a loss to the Chargers in Week 1, Antonio Gibson had 90 rushing yards. From Week 1 to Week 5, he failed to surpass 70 rushing yards in a game. In the Week 3 loss against the Bills, Gibson had a dismal 31 rushing yards.

Gibson’s statistics for passing plays are more impressive. In 14 regular-season games last season, he recorded 247 receiving yards. In only the first six games this season, he already has 119 receiving yards.

Gibson is currently averaging 4 yards per carry (YPC) compared to last season’s 4.7 YPC. Although not as impressive as the year before, there is still time to get this average up.

Gibson didn’t score his first rushing touchdown of the season until Week 4, surpassing that number the following week with two touchdowns against the Saints.

Gibson Against the Packers’ Defense

The Washington Football team can’t win without getting more consistency from Gibson, who is seeing an increased workload with more opportunities this season.

In the Week 7 game, I expect Gibson to see a lot of opportunities against the Green Bay Packers’ defense.

The Packers are known for their offense more than anything and rely heavily on quarterback Aaron Rodgers to get things done. But, unfortunately, we’ve seen the Packers defense struggle with communication, individual play, and players out of position this season.

In Week 3, Green Bay’s defense showed physicality and confidence. Yet, the team currently gives up an average of 22.7 points per game, ranking 13th among all NFL teams. However, they allow an average of 108.5 yards against the rush, which ranks 20th.

Gibson has the perfect opportunity to have a breakout game against the Packers defense in NFL Week 7.

Playing Through Injury

For almost the entire season, Gibson has been playing through injuries that could prevent him from having the breakout game he desperately needs.

For multiple weeks he was limited in practice from a shoulder injury. Then, in Week 4, Gibson sat out for a few plays due to a chest injury. Yet, the most concerning injury occurred leading up to Week 5.

He was questionable to play in Week 5 against the Saints because of a stress fracture in his shin. Although his injuries haven’t lessened his workload, there are concerns about his stress fracture.

WFT Week 7 Odds

I expect the Week 7 game between the Washington Football Team and the Green Bay Packers to be close. The current spread for the WFT stands at +9.5 with money line odds of +360.

Although the odds favor the Packers winning, a breakout game from Antonio Gibson could be just what the Washington Football Team needs to pull off an upset.

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