Ron Rivera Revenge game as the former Panthers Head Coach welcomes his former team to the capital, knowing that a win could secure them the division.
Carolina were beaten by the Packers in their last game, condemning them to their third defeat on the bounce, and their inability to stop the run cost them in their game with Green Bay as Aaron Jones ran for 145 yards and a TD, and now will be up against a returning Antonio Gibson who has been out with turf toe for a couple weeks but was in fine form before then.
Washington’s defense is the shining light of their team, they have a ferocious defensive line and get to the passer often. Chase Young has had a great rookie campaign so far and should give Teddy Bridgewater problems all game long.
Close game this with the Panthers wanting to spoil Washington’s playoff chances with a win against their HC but I think the return of Antonio Gibson gives Washington the advantage and I’m taking them to win a competitive game. For our best bet we’re going with Logan Thomas, the big TE has been a target hog recently with at least 6 receptions in his last three games and with #1 WR Terry McLaurin likely missing, Thomas will take over that #1 pass catcher role.
PREDICTION: WASHINGTON 21 – 20 PANTHERS
BEST BET: Logan Thomas OVER 4.5 Receptions – 5/6 with SkyBet. 1 point bet.