Green Bay Packers (29) at Washington (17)
Green Bay struggled to contain Washington’s passing attack early in the game. Kirk Cousins threw TD passes on each of Washington’s first two possessions as they opened up an early 14-3 lead.
The Packers were able to answer, though, and slowly climbed their way into the lead with a third-quarter field goal. With the running game being completely worthless, Aaron Rodgers had to carry the offense himself.
Rodgers finished 335 yards on 34 of 44 passing with one touchdown and no picks. His inability to find the end zone on four of five red-zone trips almost cost Green Bay the win.
Fortunately, for the Packers, Washington literally fumbled away their chance to come back and win with two second-half fumbles. Both occurred beat in Green Bay territory.
Cousins was great overall. He finished 22 of 27 for 258 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. It just wasn’t enough to overcome the mistakes of his teammates.
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