Washington Bagged A Timely Win On Week Six

October 18, 2022 By Admin

Washington Bagged A Timely Win On Week Six

Believe it or not, we are already into week six of the National Football League campaign as teams continue to race through their regular season fixtures. The various divisions are beginning to take shape, with the strongest teams forcing their way to the head of the table, leaving the chasing pack to squabble over the remaining positions. You can already tell it will be a fast-paced, explosive, competitive season with plenty of shocking results. 

Traders working at the leading NFL betting apps are struggling to decide which team should be the Super Bowl betting favorites. A strong case can be made for five or more teams finishing on the top step, with reasons to be confident about one or two of the underdogs. Indecisiveness on the trading floors always catches the attention of betting sharks. The players who lie in wait, poised to strike on any value that appears. There’s certainly enough of that around this term. 

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But which teams are the strongest and look most likely to go all the way, bagging an extended season and then a crack at the Super Bowl? Only time will tell, but with the sixth round of fixtures already in the bank, we have some strong pieces of evidence to work off. There are clues everywhere, and we help you find them with our recap of week six and the NFL season so far.

Washington beat the Bears

Followers of Washington have been alarmed by their team’s poor start to the season. Supporters had entered the campaign with hopes of making it to the playoffs. Although no one connected to the team was under any illusions that it would be easy. Even the biggest critic hadn’t predicted just how poor Washington's opening run results would be. Something needed to change. 

It did in the first match of week six when they finally bagged that elusive second win of the season. There’s renewed confidence in the squad, coaching staff, and fans. It would be foolish to get carried away on the back of a win over the Chicago Bears, but it’s obvious to all that Washington is finally moving in the right direction again. 

Could this be the win that kick-starts their challenge, or have they left it too late to get started? The Washington players had to dig deep to get the desired result over Chicago, running out 12-7 victors at Soldier Field, Chicago. That match went to the wire, with Washington behind entering the fourth quarter before a 9-0 win saw them edge out a dogged and determined opponent.

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Where that leaves Washington

That weekend win for Washington throws them a lifeline in what is fast becoming a competitive NFC East Division. Their season stats now read two wins against four defeats, with a 1-2-0 home record against their 1-2-0 stats on the road. Washington has now scored 102 and conceded 135 points. 

Despite the win, they remained in the fourth spot, but we note there’s more to this story on closer inspection. Washington has scored more points than the Dallas Cowboys, currently in second place. They more than hold their own in the division for points scored, but defensively, Washington is poor. They have conceded at least 42 points more than the three other sides they share a pool with.

What we can expect from Chicago

Where does that defeat leave the Chicago Bears? They are now second from the bottom of the NFC North, with their stats showing two wins against four defeats, with 93 points scored and 113 conceded. With a challenging schedule ahead, things could get even more uncomfortable in the coming weeks. 

The NFL season will begin to move through the gears as we approach winter, and that’s when we’ll see the strength of character in the Bears’ locker room. They have some huge matches coming up and, given their results so far and that weekend defeat at home, fans fear the Bears could fall off the pace and miss out on the playoffs. Thankfully, there’s still plenty of football to be played this season.

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