The Washington Football Team is currently tied for second in the NFC East, three games behind the first-place Dallas Cowboys.
As they try to chase them down and repeat as division champs, oddsmakers aren’t high on their chances. NFL betting lines have opened with them as 10-point underdogs on the road.
Keeping up with Aaron Rodger’s Packers in Lambeau is always a tall task. However, WFT wide receiver Terry McLaurin could be in line for a big game this week that may spark an upset.
Terry McLaurin and the WFT Passing Game
The Washington Football Team enters NFL Week 7 with 1,403 yards through the air. They are in the middle of the league in attempts but towards the bottom in yards per attempt at 6.9. WFT QB’s also have only been sacked six times, so they reliably get the ball out.
Of the 1,403 yards, Terry McLaurin has 428 of those yards, which leads the team. He also leads the team in targets, receptions, and receiving touchdowns.
He’s the clear-cut top target, and they want to get him the ball. Even against the Chiefs, when he wasn’t at full strength due to a hamstring injury, he got eight targets, second on the team.
McLaurin’s Performance This Season
Through six games, Terry McLaurin averages 9.5 targets and 5.5 catches for 71.3 yards per game. His last two games have been his lowest in receptions and yards, though.
He has not had a catch of 20 or more yards since Week 4 against Atlanta. He is also only averaging 3.8 yards after the catch this season, which is down significantly from 5.8 yards a year ago.
McLaurin has three touchdowns this year, two of which came against Atlanta. The other one came against the Giants, the only other game the Washington Football Team won. Those were the two games he topped 100 yards as well.
Green Bay’s Defense Against Top Receivers
The Packers’ secondary has been beaten up the past couple of weeks. Jaire Alexander has been on injured reserve since October 9th, and Kevin King missed their last game.
Last week, they allowed the Bears to have one of their best passing games, even if that was only 174 yards. Allen Robinson had four catches for 53 yards in that one, which was one of his best games this season.
The week before was against the Bengals, and Ja’Marr Chase had six catches for 159 yards and a touchdown on ten targets.
The last game with Jaire Alexander was against the Steelers, and Diontae Johnson ended that game with nine catches for 92 yards with a touchdown. However, most of that damage was done before Alexander got hurt.
How Will McLaurin Do?
With Taylor Heinicke throwing him the ball, Terry McLaurin has yet to catch more than four passes. However, I expect him to hit double-digit targets again this week. I believe he’ll have six catches for about 80 yards, and he finds the end zone this week.
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