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Sunday, Nov. 20, the Green Bay Packers take on the Washington Redskins. The game, to be played at FedEx Field, is slated for a 8:30 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on NBC. Read on for our Packers vs. Redskins preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Washington wins the matchup between the two teams 52.6% of the time. The spread, via Oddsshark, has the Redskins favored as well.
Spread: Redskins -3
Game Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Packers vs. Redskins preview:
Green Bay (4-5) is losers of three straight with its latest loss coming last week against the Titans, 47-25. The Redskins (5-3-1) picked up a win last Sunday against Minnesota, 26-20.
The Redskins were able to out gain the Vikings 388 yards to 331 yards last weekend as well as force one turnover. Washington also held Minnesota to just 47 yards rushing on the day. Kirk Cousins had a nice outing going 22-for-33 through the air for 262 yards and two touchdowns.
The Packers were dominated by the Titans last week as they gave up 446 yards on the day including 162 yards rushing. Aaron Rodgers had a tough day at the office going 31-for-51 through the air for 371 yards, two scores and also two picks. James Starks led the Packers in rushing with just 33 yards.
The Packers hold a 18-13-1 record against the Redskins all-time in regular season matchups.
Packers vs. Redskins Prediction:
The Packers are obviously missing that spark that has made them a very strong team in years past. Rodgers is playing slightly above average football, but the team around him simply isn't.
Green Bay's defense has been a huge question mark this season, specifically the secondary, and that doesn't bold well for the Pack in Washington on Sunday.
Cousins and the Redskins give the Packers their fourth straight loss.
Redskins 30, Packers 21