Green Bay Packers: 3 Bold Predictions for Week 7

The Green Bay Packers return home in Week 7, boasting an impressive 5-1 record. Despite being bit by the injury bug early into the campaign, this Aaron Rodgers-led team has shown just how talented their is on the roster.

Their date with the Washington Football Team at Lambeau Field this Sunday will not be an easy game. On paper, the Packers should win this game handily, but I fear that may not be the case.

The Washington Football Team is starving for wins to stay afloat in the NFC East, and you can bet that their head coach, Ron Rivera, will come in with a solid game plan to slow down the Green and Gold. On top of that, they have a ferocious front seven headlined by premier edge rusher, Chase Young.

All that said, I expect the Green Bay Packers to win, but in a tighter game than most people expect.

So without further ado, here are a few bold predictions for this Week 7 matchup.

AJ Dillon Leads the Team in Rushing Yards

The second-year back from Boston College has been very effective with the limited touches he has gotten in recent weeks. Looking back to last week against the Bears, Dillon tallied 11 rushes for 59 yards, while Aaron Jones totaled 13 carries for 76 yards. The workload split has been evening out more and more into something that resembles the approach used by the Cleveland Browns with their running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt.

With the Green Bay Packers anticipating a deep playoff run, they have no reason to lean heavily on one back and increase the chance of injury. With that said, I believe that Dillon will build off his momentum in the past few contests and have a breakout game reminiscent of his 2 touchdown performance last season against Tennesse.

Look for Dillon to punish the Washington defense.

Robert Tonyan Makes an Appearance

In 2020, Tonyan had a breakout year and solidified himself as one of the best receiving tight ends—or so we thought.

So far into the 2021-2022 campaign, Big Bob Tonyan has been an afterthought in the Green Bay aerial attack. This matchup with the Washington Football Team should provide the perfect opportunity for Tonyan to find his footing.

The WFT defense ranks dead last in opponent pass yards per game; allowing 309.5 yards. Assuming they gameplan to limit Davante Adams, Tonyan should have free reign over the middle of the field.

Robert Tonyan will have a monster stat line in Week 7.

The Green Bay Defense Will Force At Least 3 Turnovers

The Packers’ defense has been showing signs of life, and glimpses of their potential in the past few weeks. De’Vondre Cambell looks like he is the steal of the offseason, and has become a leader on the defense. Look for him to cause a fumble in this one.

Adrian Amos, Darnell Savage, and Eric Stokes will look to build on their success and generate some interceptions against the shaky WFT signal-caller, Taylor Heinicke. Pressure from Rashan Gary, Kenny Clark, and Co. will be essential for the Pack to create these turnovers.

If Joe Barry can dial up the right defense, the Green Bay Packers have the playmakers to easily secure three turnovers.