Green Bay Packers at Washington Redskins, 8:30p.m. EST
The Redskins revenge. Green Bay ended Washington’s playoff party shortly after it got started with a solid whooping. Don’t think Washington has forgotten that just because it’s a new year. Captain Kirk and the boys will be out for revenge as they try to win a second straight NFC East title.
Keys to the Game
Don’t underestimate Kirk Cousins. The QB’s name doesn’t strike fear into the hearts of opponents like Aaron Rodgers, but he’s very capable of leading his team to victory and getting things done in crunch time — especially with a new weapon in Josh Doctson on the outside. The Packers should respect the run game, but look to contain the pass as a way to leave Washington with a W.
Losing Terrance Knighton on the inside will make them slightly more vulnerable to the bruising running style of Eddie Lacy, but the key will be Aaron Rodgers. Not that you need me to spell that out. The Redskins will attempt to slow down Rodgers, but the best way for them to do that is to simply keep him on the sideline. A balanced attack that dominates time of possession is the best way for them to send the Packers home with a loss. If it turns into a shootout, Washington will be in trouble.