One week ago, a hobbled Aaron Rodgers nearly led the Green Bay Packers to a victory over the Minnesota Vikings, one of the favorites in the NFC. Although last week's game ended in a tie, there are plenty of reasons for Packers fans to be optimistic about the direction of the team as it moves forward in week three and beyond.
This week, Green Bay takes the field in the outskirts of Washington, D.C. to play a 1-1 team from the NFC East. Washington has a new face under center in Alex Smith and possesses a defense that has had success against the pass so far this year. However, they have played the Cardinals - who might be the worst team in the NFL right now - and the Colts, who won last week and are still getting Andrew Luck back to normal.
If the Packers can jump out to an early lead, expect a dose of Aaron Jones later on. The second year running back is back off suspension today and will be active. Joining him on the sideline will be rookie linebacker Oren Burks, who makes his debut after missing the first two games with a shoulder injury.
Join us for the first half here, and Go Pack Go!