Washington Redskins vs. Green Bay Packers NFL NFC Wildcard Playoff - 1/10/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Green Bay Packers (10-6) at Washington Redskins (9-7)
NFL Football: Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 4:40 pm (FedExField)
The Line: Washington Redskins -1.5 -- Over/Under: 47
The Washington Redskins and the Green Bay Packers close out the first round of the NFL Playoffs as they face off on Sunday at FedEx Field.
The Washington Redskins finished the regular season at 9-7 and won the NFC East. The Redskins offense averaged 24.2 points and 353.8 yards per game and they have a plus five turnover ratio. Washington QB Kirk Cousins has completed 69.8 percent of his passes with 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions and he has rushed for five touchdowns. Alfred Morris leads the Redskins rushing attack with 751 yards and Jordan Reed leads in receptions with 87 and 11 touchdowns. The Redskins defense is allowing 23.7 points and 380.6 yards per game with 11 interceptions, 38 sacks, and 22 fumble recoveries. Dashon Goldson Washington in tackles with 110, Will Compton has 94 tackles, and Bashaud Breeland has 81 tackles. The Redskins did what they needed to do and they play a physical style of football that could serve them well in a playoff atmosphere.
The Green Bay Packers finished the regular season at 10-6 and they earned a Wildcard spot after losing the NFC North title on the season’s final night. The Packers offense is averaging 23 points and 334.6 yards per game and they have a plus five turnover ratio. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers has completed 60.7 percent of his passes with 31 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Eddie Lacey is the Packers leading rusher with 758 yards and three touchdowns and Randall Cobb has 79 receptions and six touchdowns. The Packers defense is allowing 20.2 points and 346.7 yards with 16 interceptions, 43 sacks, and 12 fumble recoveries. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix leads Green Bay with 100 tackles, Nate Palmer and Morgan Burnett each have 68 tackles, and Julius Peppers has 10.5 sacks. The Packers have failed to have that deep threat once Jordy Nelson went down in the preseason.
Washington is 4-1 against the spread against the NFC, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games, and 6-15 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Green Bay is 4-1 against the spread in their last five playoff road games, 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 road games. The favorite is 4-1-1 against the spread in the last six meetings of these two.
While the running game should be a factor I still see points on the board and my free pick here is that it goes over the total.