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Week 7: WFT Vs Green Bay – Injuries, Odds, and Picks

By Mark Solway | October 23rd, 2021

The Washington Football Team have dropped two games in a row, heading into this NFC East versus NFC North match-up. They head to Lambeau Field on Sunday to face the 5-1 Green Bay Packers. The Packers have not lost a game since dropping their season opener.

Can Washington get back on track this week against Green Bay?

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For Washington:

Limited practice Friday, and listed as questionable for Sunday:
Antonio Gibson, and William Jackson

Did not practice on Friday, and out for Sunday:
Brandon Scherff, Cam Sims, Samuel Cosmi, and Curtis Samuel

For Green Bay:

Limited practice Friday, and listed as questionable for Sunday:
Kevin King, Darnell Savage, and Preston Smith

Did not practice on Friday, and out for Sunday:
Dennis Kelly, and Josh Meyer

Wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling and tight end Dominique Dafney could potentially return from IR in Week 7.


The Packers opened the week as 10.0 point favourites, At the time of posting, the spread currently sits at Green Bay -8.5, but it may drop to -8.0 or even -7.5 by game time.

The Over / Under opened at 49.0. It is currently sitting at about 48.0-48.5.

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‘Expert’ Picks

Picked Green Bay:

Jared Dubin CBS
John Breech CBS
Will Brinson CBS
Ryan Wilson CBS
Matt Bowen ESPN
Dan Graziano ESPN
Laura Rutledge ESPN
Sam Acho ESPN
Domonique Foxworth ESPN
Rob Ninkovich ESPN
Seth Wickersham ESPN
Dave Richard CBS
Jamey Eisenberg CBS
Jason La Canfora CBS
Kevin Seifert ESPN

For the second consecutive week, not one person from CBS or ESPN picked Washington.

Betting Trends

So far the Washington Football Team are 1-5 Against The Spread (ATS). Four of their games have gone over, while two have gone under.

The Packers have covered the spread in all five of the games that they were victorious in. They are 5-1 ATS this season. Of further note, they have outscored their opponent by 10 or more points in three of their five wins. Four of their six games have gone under.

Where To Put Your Money

If you’re a Washington fan, it’s tempting to buy into the game hype. Taylor Heinicke comes home to play in the stadium he dreamed of playing in and blah, blah, blah.

He’s facing Aaron Rodgers. The guy who dismantles defenses, and gets to face a defense that has not been able to get it together yet in 2021.

There is just too big a cloud still hanging over the WFT right now. There are too many extra-curricular distractions. This isn’t going to be the game that Washington breaks out of their funk. Take the Pack. Even with the touchdown-plus spread.

Green Bay -8.5

Over 48.5

Hopkins Released

Washington Football Team kicker Dustin Hopkins saw a seven year run come to a close yesterday, when he was quietly released.

A recent run of inconsistency is likely the reason for the change. Hopkins missed a 42-yard field goal against the Kansas City Chiefs last week – a kick every NFL kicker has to make. He missed two extra points the week before. That’s likely when Coach Ron Rivera started thinking about making the change.

Prop Bets

With Washington releasing kicker Hopkins, make sure you check the kicking-based prop bets at BetUs.

ie. TEAM TO SCORE LONGEST FG – Packers -135

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Watch The Game

The game can be found on Fox, with Joe Davis doing the play-by-play, and Greg Olsen providing color commentary. Pam Oliver looks after sideline coverage.


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