RGIII, Redskins Invade Green Bay Looking To Upset Packers In Week Two
The Green Bay Packers have really struggled against dual-threat quarterback Colin Kaepernick in their last two meetings against the San Francisco 49ers. There is a good chance that the Washington Redskins have looked at the film. The Redskins will travel to Wisconsin this weekend as they clash with Green Bay in an online sports betting match up of teams coming off week-one losses. The Packers allowed Kaepernick to throw for a career-high 412 passing yards and three touchdowns as they focused on keeping him in the pocket and forcing him to throw, a plan that clearly didn’t work. Now they will have to defend Robert Griffin III, who came on strong following a slow start in Washington’s 33-27 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Washington Redskins @ Green Bay Packers
Sunday September 15, 2013 – 1:00 PM ET
Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
NFL Sportsbook Line: Green Bay – 7.5
RGIII opened the 2013 NFL season with a fumble, and interception, and a botched toss that led to a safety on his first three possessions, and it was clear that not taking a single preseason snap hurt. However, Griffin did get going as the game went on, throwing for 329 yards and two touchdowns and at least making it close at the end.
NFL Betting Preview: Washington Redskins
Running back Alfred Morris carried just 12 times for 45 yards and a touchdown in week one as the Redskins spent nearly the entire game trying to catch up with Chip Kelly’s up-tempo offense that had torched them in the first half. Morris will get more touches in week two, and Washington will look to play more of a balanced game. That doesn’t mean RGIII won’t be looking downfield, but it will be interesting to see how the Packers defend him based on whether he is a threat to run or not. The Redskins’ defense is just happy not to have to play the Eagles this week, but now they go against Aaron Rodgers.
NFL Betting Preview: Green Bay Packers
Rodgers threw for 333 yards and three touchdowns against a very good 49ers’ defense last week, but it wasn’t enough as the defense couldn’t stop Kaepernick. Rodgers has the potential to put up even better numbers this week, especially after rookie running back Eddie Lacy averaged just 2.9 yards per carry in his NFL regular-season debut. Green Bay needs to tighten things up defensively after being torched in week one, and it may be wise to get as much pressure as possible on the pocket and try to rattle RGIII early on.
NFL Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick
The chances of the Packers losing back-to-back games to open the year seemed unlikely heading in to the season, but a tough online betting schedule has opened the door to that possibility. Maybe Rodgers and the offense put up some big totals again and the defense is able to at least slow RGIII down, but covering more than a touchdown against a talented and determined Redskins’ team will not be easy.
NFL Betting Pick: Washington Redskins + 7.5