PackerReport.com staff predictions


Posted Oct 12, 2007


Some on panel feel Packers will drop second straight game; others say Pack will bounce back

Bob Fox, Correspondent
Packers 2007 season prediction record: 4-1
Pre-season prediction on Green Bay's 2007 record: 10-6
Sunday's game: Packers 27, Redskins 17
Comment: The Packers have to protect the football better. There is NO excuse for 5 turnovers like Green Bay had against the Bears. TE Chris Cooley has to be covered better than the Packers covered the Chicago tight ends. The Redskins have perhaps the best set of hard hitting safeties in football, so ball security has to be a priority. The Packers have to re-establish the Lambeau Field home field advantage after their meltdown vs. the Bears.

Tyler Dunne, Correspondent/Rookie pundit
Packers 2007 season prediction record: 4-1
Pre-season prediction on Green Bay's 2007 record: 9-7
Sunday's game: Redskins 24, Packers 23
Comment: Through the first five games, Green Bay caught teams at the best time. Sunday they're catching a 'Skins team on a warpath. Last week the Redskins sacked statistical juggernaut Jon Kitna five times, forced two interceptions, and outgained Detroit by 222 yards in a 35-0 wipeout. Washington isn't spectacular, rather solid in every aspect. Heady third-year quarterback Jason Campbell is evolving into more than a caretaker and Clinton Portis has shown flashes of his '03 self. This will be a very entertaining, tight game between two young teams becoming NFC powers.

Steve Lawrence, Correspondent
Packers 2007 season prediction record: 4-1
Pre-season prediction on Green Bay's 2007 record: 8-8
Sunday's game: Packers 16, Redskins 13
Comment: This is the toughest test of the year, and this game should really shed some light on whether this is a playoff team. Sometimes, a loss is a good thing, and I think that was the case against the Bears. As long as the Packers listened and learned from what happened last week, they'll eke out a last-minute win.

W. Keith Roerdink, Correspondent
Packers 2007 season prediction record: 3-2
Pre-season prediction on Green Bay's 2007 record: 9-7
Sunday's game: Pack 27, Skins 17
Comment: The Skins are coming on strong behind quarterback Jason Campbell. But the second half collapse against the Bears will be all the motivation the Packers need for this week. Look for them to try to re-establish the running game, but also exploit a talented, but young safety tandem in Sean Taylor and rookie LaRon Landry, through the air.

Jay Royle, Publisher
Packers 2007 season prediction record: 3-2
Pre-season prediction on Green Bay's 2007 record: 9-7
Sunday's game: Redskins 27, Packers 17
Comment: I think this Sunday will be a real measuring stick for the Packers because of last Sunday night’s complete meltdown with turnovers and everything else. I think they respond without any turnovers, but unfortunately the Redskins are playing well and I think the once 4-0 Packers fall to 4-2 and what was once all smiles gets a little worrisome.

Harry Sydney, Correspondent
Packers 2007 season prediction record: 3-2
Pre-season prediction on Green Bay's 2007 record: 7-9
Sunday's game: Washington 24, Green Bay 17
Comment: This is a hard game to pick because you don't know what team will show up. Saying that I think the Redskins might be the most complete team that Green Bay will face up to this point. So I think the Packers will struggle because of the Skins’ defense.

Todd Korth, Managing Editor
Packers 2007 season prediction record: 3-2
Pre-season prediction on Green Bay's 2007 record will be 8-8
Sunday's game: Redskins 20, Packers 16
Comment: In the NFL, it’s all about when you play a team, and not so much who you play. Washington dominated Detroit last Sunday and is playing well in all three facets – offense, defense and special teams. The Packers struggled on offense in the second half of their loss to the Bears, and now face the top defense in the NFC that plays a similar defense as the Bears. Not good for the Pack.

Tom Andrews, Correspondent
Packers 2007 season prediction record: 2-3
Pre-season prediction on Green Bay's 2007 record: 8-8
Sunday's game: Packers 24 Redskins 17
Comment: No doubt, the Redskins will present a formidable challenge to the young Packers. They have a steady young quarterback, Jason Campbell, leading a ball control offense that also features running back Clinton Portis and explosive wide receiver Santana Moss. Moss is coming back from a groin injury and didn't play last week against Detroit. Joe Gibbs has his defense playing well, too. They're tough to gain yards against and they can bring the heat against the quarterback (they sacked Lions QB Jon Kitna five times last week). Still, I look for the Packers to bounce back at home after giving a game to the Bears in front of a national audience last Sunday. If the Packers stop shooting themselves in the foot with turnovers and can build on the modest success they had against Chicago with the running game, they should be able to turn back the Redskin threat and gain pleasant entry into Bye Week.

Matt Tevsh, Correspondent
Packers 2007 season prediction record: 2-3
Pre-season prediction on Green Bay's 2007 record: 7-9
Sunday's game: Packers 20, Redskins 17
Comment: Packers' fans will forget about the Bears loss with a hard-fought win against the Redskins. Look for the Packers' defense to slow down Jason Campbell and shut down Clinton Portis.

Doug Ritchay, Correspondent
Packers 2007 season prediction record: 2-3
Pre-season prediction on Green Bay's 2007 record: 7-9
Sunday's game: Packers 21, Redskins 20
Comment: The Packers' loss last week makes this week interesting. How do they respond against a good Redkins team? The Bears' loss was tough to take, because it could've put the Bears four games behind the Packers. Still, in a 16-game season you can't lool like a Mercedes every week. Once in a while, you will look like a junker. The Packers can't possibly give the game away again like last week, but I think we all realize this team is only good, not great. With that in mind, the Packers edge Washington.


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