With the heated battle with the San Francisco 49ers behind them, the Green Bay Packers now move on to their home opener against Washington.
Last week, Washington was defeated by the Philadelphia Eagles 33-27 after their late charge fell short. Washington was down 33-7 at one point after their defense was exhausted by the incredible pace of the new Eagles offense under head coach Chip Kelly, but quarterback Robert Griffin III was unable to bring his team all the way back.
It took Griffin a little bit to reclaim his form from last season but he finished the game 30/49 with 329 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. His struggles early put his team in a bit of a hole while the Eagles’ high-octane offense left the Washington defense gasping for air early.
The last time we met
The last time Green Bay and Washington met was back in 2010 at FedEx Field where Washington beat Green Bay 16-13 that saw tight end Jermichael Finley go down for the year. It was the game where the Packers’ injury problems that season really began to mount.
Green Bay was in position to win the game in the final second of regulation, but Mason Crosby’s 53-yard field goal attempt clanged off the left upright in a bit of foreshadowing for 2012. Aaron Rodgers had a pass intercepted late and it was a game no one really expected the Packers to lose.