This week, the Green Bay Packers return home for their first game at Lambeau Field in a month. But for the second straight week, the green and gold get to face a bottom-tier NFC East team, as Washington heads to town for their first game in Lambeau since 2013.
The two teams have played three times in the last four seasons, but all three of those contests game in the DC area. The Packers won a Wild Card game following the 2015 season, then lost two straight regular season games in 2016 and 2018. Now with the teams sporting opposite records, Green Bay has a chance to maintain at least a full-game lead on the Minnesota Vikings with a win on Sunday.
This week’s game, however, is hardly one of the premier matchups on the schedule or even in its own time slot. Both honors probably belong to the San Francisco 49ers-New Orleans Saints contest, one that will have a huge impact on the NFC’s playoff seeding. Surprisingly, however, a 49ers win to push them to 11-2 may not even push them ahead of the Saints, who would be 10-3, because of the Seattle Seahawks holding a tiebreaker.
The Packers, however, have a chance to get their defense clicking. Washington’s offense ranks in the bottom two or three in the NFL in essentially every notable statistical category, sitting last in points, yards, and first downs, and in the 30s in several other areas.
Apologies to those of you outside the upper Midwest or the DC-Maryland-Virginia area, as you probably will not get the game on your local TV. Check out the map and the rest of our Game Primer below here to get ready for Sunday’s contest.
Washington (3-9) vs. Green Bay Packers (9-3)
Sunday, December 8, 2019
12:00 Noon Central Time (1:00 PM Eastern)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Commentators: Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber, Lindsay Czarniak
Packers Radio Network
Sirius 81, XM 225
Point spread: Packers favored by 13 points
Over/under total: 42
Week 3 2018: @Washington 31, Packers 17
All-Time Head-to-Head Record
Regular season: Packers lead 18-15-1
Playoffs: Packers lead 2-1