Week 7 is here, and the Washington Football Team (WFT) is at a major crossroads. If they want to keep their playoff hopes alive, they will need an upset on the road. They face a formidable challenge in Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
The Packers defeated the Chicago Bears this past Sunday to improve to 5-1. They are sitting in first place in the NFC North. NFL live betting odds show WFT as nearly double-digit underdogs.
If WFT is going to pull off an upset, they will need Chase Young to have a big day. So read on to see whether Young and the Washington Football Team have a chance next Sunday.
Washington Football Team Analysis
Washington currently has a disappointing 2-4 record and sits in second place in the NFC East. They have lost two consecutive games and were blown out by the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 6.
Offensive output is one reason for the team’s struggles. Through six games, the passing attack is ranked 22nd in the league.
WFT’s running game is slightly better than its passing attack. It is ranked 17th in the NFL, and WFT running backs are averaging more than 4 yards per attempt.
Washington is going to need a big day out of their offense to cover the spread this week. The Packers are led by former NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, a player capable of going off on any given Sunday.
Chase Young and the Washington Defense
Washington’s prospects rely heavily on getting to Aaron Rodgers with the pass rush. Young is a key component as the team’s star defensive end.
Young was drafted with the 2nd overall pick in the 2020 draft. In his rookie season, he totaled 7.5 sacks and forced four fumbles. He added three fumble recoveries, returning one of them for a touchdown.
This year, Young has not achieved the breakout many thought he’d have. Through six games, he has just two sacks and one forced fumble.
Young’s lack of big plays off the edge has affected Washington’s defense. Currently, the Washington Football Team has allowed 186 points. This amounts to the most points allowed in the league.
Their net points are -50, which is the 7th worst in the NFL. This unfortunate statistic places Washington in the same category as winless teams like the Detroit Lions.
There is some positive news, as other defensive players are stepping up. Both Montez Sweat and Jonathan Allen have three sacks this season. The defense has also intercepted the opposing quarterback four times in six games.
Washington’s Odds in Week 7
The Washington Football Team and the Green Bay Packers are two squads heading in different directions. The Packers are amongst the league elite, while WFT has started slow.
To get back on track, WFT needs to pull out a stunning upset on Sunday. If you think Chase Young and WFT have a shot at covering the spread, check out D.C. sports betting to make a wager. Create an account, and you can place your bets on every NFL game this season.