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Packers Avoid Upset Against Redskins

Glenn Kaplan
2019 NFL Draft Hats from New Era

The Green Bay Packers appeared they were going to cake walk against the Washington Redskins at home. Green Bay jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first-quarter after Aaron Rodgers threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Robert Tonyan.

Washington would not go away quietly however. Dwayne Haskins threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Terry McLaurin with 1:22 remaining in regulation (missed 2-point conversion). It was a one-handed grab left handed and it was one of the highlights of the year.

The Redskins attempted an onside kick late, but they lost to the Packers by a score of 20-15.

Dwayne Haskins struggled once again in this game for Washington. He completed 16-of-27 passes for 170 yards one touchdown and one interception. Haskins also rushed for -1 yards on one carry.

McLaurin caught four passes for 57 yards and a touchdown.

In the first-quarter, Aaron Jones scored on a 4-yard rushing touchdown to give Green Bay a 7-0 lead. Jones finished the game with 134 yards rushing on 16 carries and a score. He also caught six passes for 58 yards receiving.

Aaron Rodgers completed 18-of-28 passes for 195 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 16 yards on five carries.

Robert Tonyan's touchdown reception was his only reception in the game.

Jimmy Graham caught three passes for 49 yards receiving.

Davante Adams caught four passes for 41 yards receiving.

Allen Lazard was held in check with two receptions for 19 yards receiving.

With Washington trailing 14-0 in the second-quarter, Adrian Peterson scored on a 2-yard touchdown (extra-point missed by Dustin Hopkins). Peterson rushed for 76 yards on 20 carries and a score.

Derrius Guice rushed for 42 yards on five carries in this game. He suffered a knee injury in this game and Guice did not return.

At the moment, the Green Bay Packers (10-3) are the number three seed in the NFC. They still have a one-game lead over the Minnesota Vikings (9-4) even though they shutout the Detroit Lions (3-9-1) 20-0 on Sunday afternoon in Minnesota.

Green Bay has the same record as the New Orleans Saints (10-3), but New Orleans has the number two seed at the moment. The San Francisco 49ers (11-2) are the number one seed at the moment in the NFC. If the Seattle Seahawks (10-2) take down the Los Angeles Rams (7-5) on the road on Sunday night, San Francisco will clinch a spot in the playoffs.

Seattle will move into the number one seed in the NFC with a win and they will go back to the number five seed with a loss.

The Washington Redskins have been eliminated from playoff contention with the loss. Washington will now try and focus for better draft positioning in the final three weeks of the regular season. As of right now, they will either have the third or the fourth pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

The Redskins (3-10) will host the Philadelphia Eagles (5-7) next Sunday.

The Packers (10-3) will host the Chicago Bears (7-6) next Sunday.

 

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