Playoffs? We’re talking about playoffs?
The Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins square off on Wild Card weekend in a matchup between two very different teams. The Packers have lost two straight coming into the postseason and are still trying to find their offensive rhythm. On the flip side, the Redskins have won four straight and are building off some of their best offensive momentum in years.
So, this one is going to be pretty good.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game and how to make sure you don’t miss a single snap:
Date: Sunday, January 10, 2016
Time: 4:40 p.m. ET
Location: FedEx Field, Landover, MD
TV Channel: The game is being broadcast on FOX with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman on the call.
Line: Green Bay -1 via OddsShark.com
Game Preview: It’s a brand-new season.
At least that’s what the Green Bay Packers are saying.
After wrapping up the regular season with back-to-back losses, going 4-6 after their 6-0 start to the year, the Packers are looking at the playoffs as a chance to start over. So, how does it start? Aaron Rodgers.
During the final 10 games of the season, Rodgers, the NFL’s all-time leader in career passer rating 104.1 did not have a passer rating above 100, threw six interceptions and three of his fumbles were returned for touchdowns.
“I’ve never lost confidence in myself, and our team will be ready to play,” Rodgers said earlier this week. “I’m confident that there’s a different focus this week. And as much as you wouldn’t want this to be the standard, that you can ‘turn it on and off,’ I think our guys are turning it on this week. And we’re going to play better.”
By the end of the regular season, Rodgers had thrown for 3,831 yards, 31 touchdowns and seven picks. He was also sacked 46 times, the second-most of his career.
However, there’s still a light at the end of this metaphorical playoff tunnel. The Washington secondary is an injured mess.
The Redskins brought in veteran cornerback Cary Williams this week to try and add some depth to a very depleted secondary after placing rookie Kyshoen Jarrett on injured reserve. Quinton Dunbar’s game-time status is still very much up in the air.