The Redskins and Packers both won their divisions last season, but neither was a winner in Week 1. While Green Bay went back and forth against the San Francisco 49ers in a 34-28 loss, Washington mostly just went back. Which team will prevail in their Week 2 matchup at Lambeau, according to the experts?
Six out of eight experts at CBS Sports have picked the Packers to beat the Redskins, with Green Bay at 6.5-point favorites at home. Only Jason La Canfora and Josh Katzowitz picked Washington in an upset.
And an upset it would certainly appear to be after the Redskins performance against the Eagles in the season opener. Though the final score of 33-27 would appear close, it really wasn't much of a contest. Philadelphia held a 33-7 lead by halftime and Robert Griffin didn't close the gap until the final minute. A desperation onside kick attempt by Kai Forbath fell into the arms of receiver Jason Avant and the Eagles, leaving many to wonder if Washington's defense will be able to stop anyone from scoring.
Especially someone like Aaron Rodgers.
Even the 49ers had difficulty stopping Rodgers last week. The All-Pro quarterback threw for 333 yards and three touchdowns, with both Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb topping 100 receiving yards with a touchdown. How can Washington stop that kind of offense? It's difficult to imagine that they would. That's probably why ESPN experts agree with the CBS guys, as 10 of 11 picked the Packers over the Redskins. That trend continues on Yahoo! Sports.
Unless the Redskins can do to the Packers what the Eagles did to them last week, it looks like Green Bay could be the first of these two teams to pick up a win.