Green Bay Packers at Washington Redskins - 9/23/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Green Bay Packers (1-0-1) at Washington Redskins (1-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm (FedExField)
The Line: Washington Redskins +2.5 -- Over/Under: 47.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Green Bay Packers will meet the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on Sunday in Week 3 NFL action.
The Packers come into this one at 1-0-1 so far. Green Bay posted an epic comeback win 24-23 over the Bears in Week 1, then (following a controversial penalty on a sack) managed a tie with the Vikings 29-29 this past Sunday.
In the Minnesota game, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers put up 281 yards and one TD, while Jamaal Williams led the rush with 59 yards on 16 carries. Jimmy Graham was the lead Green Bay receiver on six catches for 95 yards.
Over on the Redskins’ side, they’re sitting at 1-1 on the young season. Washington took care of the Cardinals in Week 1 24-6, but then fell to the Colts at home 21-9 in their Week 2 matchup.
In the Indy game, Redskins QB Alex Smith logged 292 yards on 33-of-46 passing, with Chris Thompson leading the receivers on 13 catches for 92 yards. The Redskins didn’t have much of a running game, with Adrian Peterson toting 11 times for 20 yards.
The Packers are 9-4 in the last 13 in September and 1-4 ATS in their last five overall. Green Bay is 1-4 ATS in their last five versus the NFC and the over is 4-1 in their last five in Week 3.
Meanwhile, the Redskins are 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a straight-up loss and 4-1 ATS in their last five following an ATS loss. The under is 6-0 in the Redskins’ last six overall and 4-0 in their last four home games.
Green Bay is likely feeling pretty annoyed right now, as a very controversial penalty cost them a divisional victory in Week 2—and has since been discussed at length pretty much everywhere. As for the Redskins, they were thoroughly outplayed by a “meh” Colts team last week and have a tough job here. I’m a little concerned about Rogers’ mobility right now, but even hobbled he’ll be the best player on the field. This is probably a game to stay away from, but I’m hesitantly taking the Packers, assuming that on the other side Smith doesn’t have one of those stellar games he puts up every once in a while.