The Washington Football Team just got blown out at home last week, and they now face an equally tough challenge in Week 7. Washington is scheduled to meet Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay, hoping to bounce back against a Packers team that’s starting to remind everyone of last year’s 13-3 squad.
Right now, the NFL betting odds have Washington as substantial 9.5-point underdogs in Week 7.
Can Taylor Heinicke and his squad cover the spread on Sunday? Let’s dive deeper into the WFT NFL odds and find out where the value is in this matchup.
Washington Not Living up to Their Potential
Before the season started, I had high hopes for the WFT. After six games, though, I think it’s safe to say that this team isn’t what most people expected them to be.
Firstly, Taylor Heinicke and the offense aren’t gelling like they were in the wild card game last year. The WFT offense could only generate 276 yards and 13 points last week against the Chiefs, who ranked last in defense heading into that game.
Washington’s biggest problem is that they have trouble getting the ball into the hands of their playmakers. For example, in the past two games, the team’s best receiver, Terry McLaurin, has only had eight total receptions.
The WFT defense that was hyped up coming into the season has also been a letdown.
After last week, they now hold the 32nd rank in points allowed per game (31.0), the worst in the league. They also allow the most passing yards per game to opponents (309.5).
Personnel-wise, Ron Rivera has a solid squad on both sides of the ball. However, he needs to find an identity for his team.
The Packers: Good but Not Great
According to the statistics, the Green Bay Packers have been playing ‘just okay, ‘ but their 5-1 record begs to differ. The Packers sit at the top of the NFC North and will likely stay there for the rest of the season, but I think they could still be better.
The Packers are known for their star quarterback and their explosive offense. We expect Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones, and Davante Adams to tear opposing defenses apart every Sunday. Yet, surprisingly, the Packers only rank 15th in the league right now in points per game (24.0).
More surprising, they rank better on defense (13th) than they do on offense. As a result, they’ve been able to hold teams to a modest average of 22.7 points per game even without the talents of Jaire Alexander on the field for the last couple of games.
If the Packers’ offense starts clicking as we’ve seen before, they have a shot at greatness this year.
How to Bet the WFT NFL Odds
If Ron Rivera can’t fix Washington’s defensive woes this week, I don’t know if the WFT has a chance of upsetting this Packers team.
If the WFT can somehow utilize their playmakers more often, I believe they’ll be able to keep up with the Packers. Since the Packers’ offense has been underwhelming to start the year, I think there’s a chance Washington can cover the 9.5 point spread.
Can Washington Keep Up With the Packers?
Washington has not played to their full potential yet, and Sunday, we could see a surprising outcome if they live up to their hype. Do you think there’s value in the WFT NFL odds, or do you think the Packers’ offense will be too much to handle?
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