The Packers and Redskins game was supposed to be one of the more entertaining games of the NFL Week 2 schedule, and it was...for Packers fans.
The Packers jumped out to a 24-0 lead in the first half, after Mason Crosby hit a 28-yard field goal to open the scoring, and Aaron Rodgers threw scoring passes to Randall Cobb (35 yards), Jordy Nelson (14 yards), and Jermichael Finley (3 yards) to end the scoring in the first half.
Eddie Lacy was knocked out of the game after his first run from scrimmage when Washington's Brandon Meriweather went helmet-to-helmet on Lacy. Lacy was ruled out of the game with a concussion. Karma would quickly return the favor, as Meriweather would be knocked out of the game later in the half when he tried to go helmet-to-helmet on James Starks and lost that battle.
James Starks made the most of his opportunities, becoming the first Packers running back in over 45 games to rush for over 100 yards. Starks finished with 132 yards on 20 carries and one touchdown.
In the second half, Rodgers connected with Jordy Nelson for another score from 15 yards out on the Packers first drive of the half.
The Redskins finally got on the board with 4:12 left in the third quarter, when Robert Griffin III found Pierre Garcon from six yards out to make the game 31-7.
James Starks broke a 32-yard touchdown run on the ensuing drive to break the 100-yard plateau, and the rout was officially on.
The Redskins would add a 3-yard touchdown pass to rookie tight end Jordan Reed from Robert Griffin III with 11:08 left in the fourth quarter to bring the score to 38-14. And after a quick three-and-out by the Packers, Robert Griffin III found Santana Moss on a controversial touchdown catch (clearly out-of-bounds but whatever) in the back of the end zone with 7:40 left in the fourth quarter, and they failed on the two-point conversion to make the score 38-20.
The Packers would milk the clock with a long drive down to the Redskins 10-yard line to ice the game.
Rodgers finished 34 for 42 for 480 yards and four touchdowns, tying Matt Flynn for the team record for passing yards in game. Rodgers finished with passer rating of 146 on the day.
James Jones finished with 11 receptions for 178 yards, while Randall Cobb added nine for 128 yards and a score.
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