Packers rookie WR Christian Watson has 5 TDs in 5 days

Green Bay Packers rookie wide receiver Christian Watson is averaging a touchdown every day since Sunday night

When the Green Bay Packers traded up to land North Dakota State wide receiver Christian Watson in the second round of the 2022 NFL draft, they were hoping to get a game-changing pass-catcher who could be a consistent big-play threat for Aaron Rodgers.

The first half of Watson’s rookie campaign was marred by injury and inconsistency, but the last two games have been a breakout of monumental proportions, giving a glimpse of his lofty potential.

Watson caught three touchdown passes from Rodgers in Sunday night’s overtime win against the Dallas Cowboys, then caught two more Thursday night against the Tennessee Titans.

Yep, that’s five touchdown receptions in five days.

Watson now leads all rookie receivers in the NFL with those five scores, and he’s clearly developing chemistry with his future Hall of Fame quarterback.

Not bad for a guy who was already written off as a bust by far too many after a slow start to his first NFL season.

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Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers Prediction, Game Preview

Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 11 game on Thursday, November 17

Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 11, Thursday, November 17


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Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers How To Watch

Date: Thursday, November 17
Game Time: 8:15 ET
Venue: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
How To Watch: Prime Video
Record: Tennessee Titans (6-3), Green Bay Packers (4-6)
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Why Tennessee Titans Will Win

Can Green Bay stop the run? Not really.

It’s not the team’s biggest issue – that would be offensive consistency – but it doesn’t help when the defense is getting run over for almost five yards per carry and well past 100 yards per game.

Again, the run D hasn’t been a deathblow, but it’s not good enough. That might not matter much against 22.

Derrick Henry and the Tennessee ground attack got stuffed in the brutal 6-3 win over Denver, but now it should all pick back up.

Run well, let the No. 2 run defense in the league keep a dinged up Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon in check, and control the game on both sides on the ground.

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Why Green Bay Packers Will Win

The Tennessee passing game was okay against Denver, but it didn’t go anywhere.

The Titans don’t have enough explosion on offense. They don’t have any wide receivers to count on, Ryan Tannehill has been hurt, and overall the team has gotten by on Henry and a good defense. Teams haven’t been throwing well on Green Bay, and everyone is throwing on the Titans.

It’s the running yards that are the biggest issue for the defense – Tennessee is 1-3 when allowing over 75 yards – and Green Bay should be able to get there.

However, if Christian Watson can build off the breakout game against Dallas, and as long as Aaron Rodgers gets time, the Packer O will dink and dunk all game long.

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What’s Going To Happen

It sounds obvious, but it really is about whether or not Green Bay can score.

The D isn’t always picking up the O. Get to 27 points and it’s a win – the Packers are 3-0 when they do that. Under 27 and they’re 1-6.

Tennessee allowed 41 to Buffalo and no one else has pushed past 22. The Tennessee defense combined with Henry will be enough to get it done.

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Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers Prediction, Line

Tennessee 20, Green Bay 17
Line: Green Bay -3, o/u: 41
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2.5
Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers Must See Rating: 3.5

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Have the Packers finally found their game-breaking WR in Christian Watson?

Christian Watson’s breakout performance against the Dallas Cowboys was a welcome sight for Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers

Last Sunday, the Green Bay Packers were in the middle of a comeback against the Dallas Cowboys, where they needed to put up a heap of points to complete an offensively dominant win against their former head coach in Mike McCarthy.

A huge part of the sudden explosion from their plodding passing game came from rookie wide receiver Christian Watson, a second-round pick out of North Dakota State

Finally fully healthy after dealing with multiple injuries throughout the year, Watson broke out Sunday night with four catches for 104 yards, three of those receptions finishing in the end zone. That included a huge 58-yard score to swing the momentum in Green Bay’s favor, and featuring a now-signature backflip celebration.

It was an eye-popping performance, and one that Watson should be able to build upon in the coming weeks as a key deep threat for Aaron Rodgers. You could see his in-game confidence build he made each catch, avoiding the costly drops that plagued him earlier in the year.

Watson will be key moving forward for the Packers, developing a further connection with his future Hall of Fame quarterback, and becoming the consistent deep threat the Packers have been missing all season long following the departure of Davante Adams.

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NFL Schedule, Predictions, Lines, How To Watch: Week 10

NFL predictions, schedule, game previews, lines, how to watch, and TV listings for Week 10 of the 2022 season

NFL predictions, schedule, lines, how to watch, and TV listings for Week 10 of the 2022 season highlighted by Seattle at Tampa Bay, Dallas at Green Bay, Washington at Philadelphia


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Results So Far
SU: 64-36-1, ATS: 52-46-3, Point Total: 62-38-1

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers

8:15 Prime Video
Prediction: COMING
Line: Atlanta -3, o/u: 42.5

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Seattle Seahawks vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

9:30 NFL Network
Prediction: COMING
Line: Tampa Bay -3, o/u: 44.5

Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills

1:00 FOX
Prediction: COMING
Line: Buffalo -3.5, o/u: 43.5

Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears

1:00 FOX
Prediction: COMING
Line: Chicago -3, o/u: 48.5

Denver Broncos at Tennessee Titans

1:00 CBS
Prediction: COMING
Line: Tennessee -2.5, o/u: 38

Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs

1:00 CBS
Prediction: COMING
Line: Kansas City -9.5, o/u: 50.5

Cleveland Browns at Miami Dolphins

1:00 CBS
Prediction: COMING
Line: Miami -3.5, o/u: 48.5

Houston Texans at New York Giants

1:00 CBS
Prediction: COMING
Line: New York Giants -5, o/u: 40.5

New Orleans at Pittsburgh Steelers

1:00 FOX
Prediction: COMING
Line: New Orleans -2.5, o/u: 40

Indianapolis Colts at Las Vegas Raiders

4:05 CBS
Prediction: COMING
Line: Las Vegas -6, o/u: 42.5

Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers

4:25 FOX
Prediction: COMING
Line: Dallas -4.5, o/u: 43

Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams

4:25 FOX
Prediction: COMING
Line: Los Angeles Rams -3, o/u: 43.5

Los Angeles Chargers at San Francisco 49ers

8:20 NBC
Prediction: COMING
Line: San Francisco -7, o/u: 45.5

Monday, November 14, 2022

Washington Commanders at Philadelphia Eagles

8:15 ESPN
Prediction: COMING
Line: Philadelphia -11, o/u: 44

Bye Week: Baltimore, Cincinnati, New England, New York Jets

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Packers rookie WR Romeo Doubs carted off with ankle injury

Get the latest on the ankle injury suffered Sunday by Green Bay Packers rookie wide receiver Romeo Doubs

The Green Bay Packers just can’t get a break when it comes to their receiving corps.

Rookie wide receiver Romeo Doubs left Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions with an ankle injury, and was carted to the locker room. Doubs is officially questionable to return.

The most pleasant surprise in an otherwise lackluster group of pass-catchers for the Packers so far this season, Doubs suffered the injury on his first catch of the game Sunday.

A fourth-round pick out of Nevada, Doubs made an immediate impact in the preseason, and carried that success over to the first regular season of his promising NFL career.

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Packers passed on 1st-round WRs (again), and they’re regretting it (again)

The Green Bay Packers refused to give Aaron Rodgers a first-round receiver yet again, and it’s already coming back to bite them

Coming off a tough loss to the Buffalo Bills, the Green Bay Packers have now dropped four games in a row, the longest losing streak of Aaron Rodgers’ Hall of Fame career.

During this stretch, the Packers have averaged a measly 17 points per game, a far cry from last year’s mark of 25 points.

A huge part of that decline in offensive production has been the departure of All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams, who was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders back in March. Rodgers has been sorely missing his No. 1 target, and the Packers haven’t done much to replace him.

Despite a loaded class at the position, and two first-round picks to work with (one of which they received in the Adams trade, the Packers double-dipped on defense on Day 1 of the 2022 NFL draft. Instead, they traded up to the top of the second round for a talented but raw pass-catcher in North Dakota State’s Christian Watson, then spent a fourth-round pick on Nevada’s Romeo Doubs.

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Doubs has certainly been the more impressive of the two so far, and has quickly become Green Bay’s WR1, if only by default. He’s made a few impressive plays, and has shown a knack for getting open, but Doubs has also made a few crucial drops, and has been inconsistent at getting separation. Watson has been plagued by multiple injuries, and still seems a long way from being a refined, consistent receiver in the NFL.

This isn’t the first time in recent memory that the Packers passed on a talented receiver class with their first-round pick.

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Back in 2020, Green Bay traded up for Utah State quarterback Jordan Love, passing on pass-catchers like Tee Higgins, Michael Pittman Jr., and Chase Claypool. In 2019, they once again spent both of their first-round picks on defense, passing on receivers like Deebo Samuel, Terry McLaurin, A.J. Brown and D.K. Metcalf.

It’s a harsh reality that here in the twilight of Aaron Rodgers’ career, one can only imagine the position the Packers would be in had they drafted George Pickens, or traded up for Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson or Drake London. All of those rookie pass-catchers have already made an immediate impact for their respective teams, while the Packers have even struggled on defense, despite the addition of two first-round picks on that side of the ball.

There’s no quick fix here, and the Packers will have to hope for further development from Watson and Doubs in short order. No amount of creativity can truly fix the problem the Packers are experiencing, and they might have to wait until next year’s first round, when they can make sure they avoid making the same mistake again.

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NFL Schedule, Predictions, Lines, How To Watch: Week 9

NFL predictions, schedule, game previews, lines, how to watch, and TV listings for Week 9 of the 2022 season

NFL predictions, schedule, lines, how to watch, and TV listings for Week 9 of the 2022 season highlighted by Los Angeles Rams at Tampa Bay, Tennessee at Kansas City, Buffalo at New York Jets


NFL Schedule, Predictions, Lines, How To Watch: Week 9

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Results So Far
SU: 63-36-1, ATS: 51-46-3, Point Total: 61-38-1

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Thursday, November 3, 2022

Philadelphia at Houston

8:15 Prime Video
Line: Philadelphia -13, o/u: 44

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Los Angeles Chargers at Atlanta

1:00 FOX
Line: Los Angeles -3, o/u: 49

Miami at Chicago

1:00 CBS
Line: Miami -4.5, o/u: 44

Green Bay at Detroit

1:00 FOX
Line: Green Bay -3, o/u: 49

Indianapolis at New England

1:00 CBS
Line: New England -5.5, o/u: 39.5

Buffalo at New York Jets

1:00 CBS
Line: Buffalo -13, o/u: 47.5

Minnesota at Washington

1:00 FOX
Line: Minnesota -3.5, o/u: 43.5

Las Vegas at Jacksonville

1:00 CBS
Line: Las Vegas -1, o/u: 48

Seattle at Arizona

4:05 FOX
Line: Arizona -1.5, o/u: 50

Los Angeles Rams at Tampa Bay

4:25 CBS
Line: Tampa Bay -3, o/u: 42.5

Tennessee at Kansas City

8:20 NBC
Line: Kansas City -12.5, o/u: 46.5

Monday, November 7, 2022

Baltimore at New Orleans

8:15 ESPN
Line: Baltimore -3, o/u: 48

NFL Teams on Bye: Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, New York Giants, Pittsburgh, San Francisco

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NFL Schedule, Predictions, Lines, How To Watch: Week 8

NFL predictions, schedule, game previews, lines, how to watch, and TV listings for Week 8 of the 2022 season

NFL predictions, schedule, lines, how to watch, and TV listings for Week 8 of the 2022 season highlighted by Green Bay at Buffalo, New York Giants at Seattle, New England at New York Jets


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Results So Far
SU: 54-30-1, ATS: 43-39-3, Point Total: 53-31-1

Week 8 NFL Expert Picks

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Baltimore Ravens at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

8:15 Prime Video
Prediction: Baltimore 23, Tampa Bay 20
Line: Baltimore -1, o/u: 43.5
Final Score: Baltimore 27, Tampa Bay 22

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Denver Broncos vs Jacksonville Jaguars

9:30 am ESPN+
Prediction: Jacksonville 19, Denver 17
Line: Jacksonville -4, o/u: 40
Final Score: COMING

Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons

1:00 FOX
Prediction: Atlanta 26, Carolina 20
Line: Atlanta -6.5, o/u: 41
Final Score: COMING

Chicago Bears at Dallas Cowboys

1:00 FOX
Prediction: Dallas 24, Chicago 13
Line: Dallas -10, o/u: 43
Final Score: COMING

Miami Dolphins at Detroit Lions

1:00 CBS
Prediction: Miami 24, Detroit 20
Line: Miami -3.5, o/u: 50
Final Score: COMING

Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings

1:00 FOX
Prediction: Minnesota 27, Arizona 24
Line: Minnesota -4, o/u: 48
Final Score: COMING

Las Vegas Raiders at New Orleans Saints

1:00 CBS
Prediction: Las Vegas 30, New Orleans 27
Line: Las Vegas -2, o/u: 47.5
Final Score: COMING

New England Patriots at New York Jets

1:00 CBS
Prediction: New York Jets 24, New England 20
Line: New England -1.5, o/u: 41
Final Score: COMING

Pittsburgh Steelers at Philadelphia Eagles

1:00 CBS
Prediction: Philadelphia 27, Pittsburgh 13
Line: Philadelphia -10.5, o/u: 44
Final Score: COMING

Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans

4:05 CBS
Prediction: Tennessee 23, Houston 17
Line: Tennessee -4, o/u: 41
Final Score: COMING

Washington Commanders at Indianapolis Colts

4:25 CBS
Prediction: Washington 20, Indianapolis 17
Line: Indianapolis -4, o/u: 41.5
Final Score: COMING

San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams

4:25 FOX
Prediction: Los Angeles Rams 24, San Francisco 20
Line: San Francisco -2, o/u: 41
Final Score: COMING

New York Giants at Seattle Seahawks

4:25 FOX
Prediction: New York Giants 27, Seattle 24
Line: Seattle -2.5, o/u: 46.5
Final Score: COMING

Green Bay Packers at Buffalo Bills

8:20 NBC
Prediction: Buffalo 31, Green Bay 20
Line: Buffalo -10.5, o/u: 47.5
Final Score: COMING

Monday, October 31, 2022

Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns

8:15 ESPN
Prediction: Cincinnati 26, Cleveland 20
Line: Cincinnati -3, o/u: 47
Final Score: COMING

NFL Teams on Bye:
Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers

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NFL Predictions, Picks, Quick Previews For Every Game: Week 7

NFL Predictions, Picks, Quick Previews For Every Game: Week 7

NFL Predictions, Picks, Quick Previews For Every Game for Week 7 of the 2022 season highlighted by Kansas City at San Francisco, Atlanta at Cincinnati


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Results So Far
SU: 44-27-1, ATS: 35-34-3, Point Total: 43-28-1

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NFL Schedule, Lines, How To Watch: Week 7

NFL predictions, schedule, game previews, lines, how to watch, and TV listings for Week 7 of the 2022 season

NFL predictions, schedule, lines, how to watch, and TV listings for Week 7 of the 2022 season highlighted by Seattle at Los Angeles Chargers, New York Giants at Jacksonville, and Atlanta at Cincinnati


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Results So Far
SU: 44-27-1, ATS: 35-34-3, Point Total: 43-28-1

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Click on each game for the preview and prediction. Previews to come throughout the wee

Thursday, October 20

New Orleans Saints at Arizona Cardinals

1:00 FOX
Prediction:
Line: Arizona -1.5, o/u: 45
Final Score: COMING

Sunday, October 23

Atlanta Falcons at Cincinnati Bengals

1:00 FOX
Prediction:
Line: Cincinnati -6, o/u: 47.5
Final Score: COMING

Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys

1:00 FOX
Prediction:
Line: Dallas -7, o/u: 48
Final Score: COMING

Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans

1:00 FOX
Prediction:
Line: Tennessee -3, o/u: 42.5
Final Score: COMING

Green Bay Packers at Washington Commanders

1:00 FOX
Prediction:
Line: Green Bay -5.5, o/u: 41.5
Final Score: COMING

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers

1:00 FOX
Prediction:
Line: Tampa Bay -10.5, o/u: 40.5
Final Score: COMING

New York Giants at Jacksonville Jaguars

1:00 FOX
Prediction:
Line: Jacksonville -3, o/u: 42.5
Final Score: COMING

Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens

1:00 FOX
Prediction:
Line: Baltimore -6.5, o/u: 46.5
Final Score: COMING

New York Jets at Denver Broncos

4:05 CBS
Prediction:
Line: Denver -3, o/u: 41.5
Final Score: COMING

Houston Texans at Las Vegas Raiders

4:05 CBS
Prediction:
Line: Las Vegas -7, o/u: 45.5
Final Score: COMING

Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Chargers

4:25 FOX
Prediction:
Line: Los Angeles Chargers -6.5, o/u: 52.5
Final Score: COMING

Kansas City Chiefs at San Francisco 49ers

4:25 FOX
Prediction:
Line: Miami -7, o/u: 48.5
Final Score: COMING

Pittsburgh Steelers at Miami Dolphins

8:20 NBC
Prediction:
Line: Miami -7, o/u: 44
Final Score: COMING

Monday, October 24

Chicago Bears at New England Patriots

8:15 ESPN
Prediction:
Line: New England -7.5, o/u: 39.5
Final Score: COMING

NFL Teams on Bye: Buffalo Bills, Los Angeles Rams, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles

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