Packers beat Redskins 35-18 in big playoff win



Landover M.D ~¬† At the end of the first quarter Sunday afternoon at our nation’s capital it looked like¬†another one of those days were coming for Packers fans when they only had one first down in the opening 15 minutes.

The Green Bay Packers were already down 11-0 against the Washington Redskins. Washington scored a safety on the Packers second possession when Redskins rookie Preston Smith beat JC Tretter of the edge and Smith quickly sacked Aaron Rodgers. Washington was driving on their possession after the safety and they merely missed a touchdown when HaHa Clinton-Dix pushed DeSean Jackson out of bound just before his foot touched the pylon. The Packers defense allowed the Redskins to only a field goal and Washington led 5-0. Redskins receiver Jordan Reed scored a touchdown late in the first quarter to make it 11-0. But then came the Pack Attack. When Aaron Rodgers found James Jones for a 34-yard catch on 3rd and 11, something clicked. At the 12-yard line Rodgers caught Washington with 12-men on the field and found Randall Cobb in the end zone for the TD. Rodgers then found Davante Adams with 33 seconds left in the first half to give the Packers a 17-11 lead.

When the Redskins got the ball to start the second half they scored off of a 3 yard rush from QB Kirk Cousins. Green Bay scored 17 unanswered points after that, a 4- yard james Starks rush, a 2-yard Eddie Lacy rush, and a 29-yard Mason Crosby fieldgoal.

The Green n’ Gold face a tough foe in the Carson Palmer led Arizona Cardinals on Saturday night in Phoenix.

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