The final NFL Wild Card Playoff game will be streaming for fans to watch live online as the Green Bay Packers travel to the nation’s capital to take on the Washington Redskins, who will be looking to win their first postseason game since 2005. The Packers, on the other hand, have made the playoffs for their seventh season in a row and eighth of the last nine, and made it as far as the NFC Championship game last season.
Green Bay won the Super Bowl in 2010 as a Wild Card team, and will be looking to take the first step toward repeating that unlikely feat, becoming only the seventh team to do so since the inception of Wild Card play in 1978, with a road defeat of Washington in Sunday’s late game.
The Packers will also hope to accomplish another against-the-odds milestone in this postseason. Only two teams have ever won the Super Bowl after dropping their final two games of the regular season. One of those two teams is the 1967 Green Bay Packers. The 2010 New Orleans Saints also managed to win the NFL championship after ending the season with a pair of losses.
To find out how the experts see the Packers vs. Redskins game, chcek out the video below featuring predictions and commentary from CBS Sports football analysts Pete Prisco, Pat Kirwan and Brady Quinn.
Las Vegas oddsmakers see the Redskins playing at home as slim, one-point favorites.
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To find out how to watch the Green Bay Packers vs. Washington Redskins NFC Wild Card Playoff game live online, see the streaming link in the final paragraph of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:40 p.m. Eastern Time at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. That’s 1:40 p.m. Pacific Time, but 3:40 p.m. Central, for Packers fans back in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Despite the mere one point margin afforded by the oddsmakers who set the point spread for bettors, playing at home would appear to offer a significant advantage for Washington. After losing their season opener at FedEx Field to the Miami Dolphins, the Redskins went on to win six of their seven remaining home games.
Washington signal-caller Kirk Cousins has been a different quarterback when playing at FedEx Field, compiling a stellar 117.0 passer rating at home compared to an ordinary 87.7 on the road. Cousins boasted a completion rate just fractions short of 75 percent at home, compared to just over 65 percent on the road, where Cousin also gave up nine interceptions against only 13 touchdowns.
At home, 27-year-old Cousins tossed 16 touchdown passes while getting picked off only twice.
Whether home or away, the Packers have to be concerned about the sudden decline of two-time First Team All-Pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who finished the season with a 92.7 passer rating, the lowest of his career since taking over the Green Bay starting job in 2008. In fact, other than 2008, 2015 was the first year Rodgers has ended the regular season with a rating below 100.
Rodgers pledges that he’ll be back to his old self when the whistle blows on Sunday.
“I’ve never lost confidence in myself, and our team will be ready to play,” Rodgers said 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.”
Watch the Green Bay Packers Vs. Washington Redskins NFC Wild Card Playoff clash live online from FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, by going to Fox Sports Go at this link, or by downloading the Fox Sports Go app to watch on tablet computers. NFL games on Fox Sports Go are not available to watch on smartphones, due to contractual agreements. But Fox Sports Go also streams live on the Amazon Fire TV device, allowing fans to watch the Packers vs. Redskins Wild Card game — the first postseason meeting between the two franchises since 1972 — live online on their TV sets.
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