After both road teams won on the first day of Wild Card Weekend, the Washington Redskins are looking to change the trend. They host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon in the first round of the playoffs.
Washington is the only home team that isn’t an underdog this weekend, according to vegasinsider.com. The betting line has gone back and forth all week, but the point spread settled at a pick’em on gameday.
The Packers would be favored on a neutral field, though the Redskins have been playing much better of late. Washington ended the regular season with four straight wins, giving them the NFC East title. Green Bay has lost six of their last 10 games, earning the No.5 seed in the conference. Both teams have 10-6 records.
The Redskins are relatively healthy going into Sunday’s game, but the Packers will be without a key defender. Cornerback Sam Shields has been ruled out because of a concussion. Shields hasn’t played since Dec. 13, recording three interceptions in 12 games in 2015. Left tackle David Bakhtiari is questionable with an ankle injury.
The contest between Green Bay and Washington is the only game on Wild Card Weekend that isn’t a rematch from the regular season. If the Seattle Seahawks defeat the Minnesota Vikings, the winner goes on to face the Arizona Cardinals in the second round. A win for Minnesota means Green Bay or Washington will visit Carolina next weekend.
Start Time: 4:40 p.m. ET
TV Channel: FOX
Online Stream: FOX Sports Go