GameDay: Washington vs. Green Bay

All the relevant news and notes Green Bay Packers fans need heading into today's game against Washington

WASHINGTON (0-1) vs. GREEN BAY (0-1) (FOX)

WHEN: 1:00 p.m. est September 15th
WHERE: Lambeau Field
TV: Joe Buck (play-by-play) and Troy Aikman (analyst) for CBS.
RADIO: Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) & Larry McCarren (analyst) for AM-620 and Packer Radio Network
INTERNET: Cheesehead TV Gameday Live Blog


QB AARON RODGERS has won 19 of past 20 starts at home. In those 20, has completed 458 of 667 (68.7 pct.) for 5,710 yards with 54 TDs vs. 12 INTs for 114.5 rating. Incl. playoffs, GB is 29-2 (.935) when Rodgers starts & has 115+ rating. Had 333 yards & 3 TDs last week. Since becoming starter in 2008, has 18 games with 300+ yards & 3+ TDs, 2nd most in NFL during that span.

Rookie RB EDDIE LACY scored 1st career TD last week.

WR JAMES JONES has 5 rec. TDs in past 6 at home. Since 2012, leads NFL with 14 rec. TDs.

Since 2011 (incl. playoffs), WR JORDY NELSON is tied for 1st among NFL WRs with 23 rec. TDs. Has 14 rec. TDs in past 13 at home. Had 7 catches for 130 yards & TD last week.

WR-PR-KR RANDALL COBB had 7 catches for 108 yards & TD last week. Has 100+ rec. yards and/or rec.TD in 10 of past 12.


LB CLAY MATTHEWS had 1.5 sacks in last meeting. Has 8 sacks in past 6 at home.

CB TRAMON WILLIAMS had 64-yard INT in last game vs. Was. Since 2010, has 15 INTs, tied for 2nd most in NFL (incl. playoffs).


QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III passed for career-high 329 yards last week. Is 1 of 2 players (CAM NEWTON) in NFL history with 300+ pass yards in Week 1 of rookie & 2nd season. Has 95+ rating in 9 games & Redskins are 8-1. Since 2012, is only NFL player with 3,000+ pass yards (3,529) & 800+ rush yards (839).

RB ALFRED MORRIS has rushed for 75+ yards in 15 of 18 career games (incl. playoffs) with 7 100-yard games. Since Week 12, has rushed for 789 yards (112.7 per game) & 9 TDs. His 9 TDs are most in NFL & his 789 yards rank 2nd.

WR LEONARD HANKERSON tied career high with 2 TDs last week.

Was. is 4-0 when WR PIERRE GARÇON has TD catch.

LB LONDON FLETCHER has played 241 consecutive games. In 4 games vs. GB, has 37 tackles, INT-TD, FF, 5 PD & 0.5 sack.

Since entering NFL in 2011, LB RYAN KERRIGAN is only player in NFL with 10+ sacks (17) & 2+ INT-TDs (2).

LB BRIAN ORAKPO had 2 sacks in last meeting. Has 6 career games with 2+ sacks.

From the Dope Sheet:


  • Packers vs. Redskins:
  • All-time regular season: 17-13-1
  • All-time postseason: 1-1
  • All-time, in Washington: 4-8-0 (includes one postseason meeting)
  • Streaks: The Packers have won four of the last five meetings.
  • Last meeting, regular season: Oct. 10, 2010, at FedExField; Redskins won, 16-13 (OT)


  • Mike McCarthy: 80-43-0, .650, (incl. 6-4 postseason); 8th NFL season
  • Mike Shanahan: 175-132-0, .570, (incl. 8-6 postseason); 20th NFL season (fourth with Redskins)
  • Head to Head: 1-1
  • vs. Opponent: McCarthy 1-1 vs. Redskins; Shanahan 3-3 vs. Packers


  • The Packers first met the Redskins (then Boston Braves) in 1932, five days after Franklin D. Roosevelt won his first presidential election.
  • The two clubs met several times in the early years, most memorably in the 1936 NFL championship game. That year, Redskins owner George Preston Marshall, upset with his fans’ lack of support, was moving his team to Washington and didn’t want to host the championship in Boston. So, the NFL moved the game to New York’s Polo Grounds, where Green Bay claimed its fourth title, 21-6.
  • In the other playoff meeting in the series, an NFC divisional game on Christmas Eve 1972, Bill Kilmer hit Roy Jefferson on a 32-yard TD pass, and Curt Knight kicked three FGs in a 16-3 Washington win, spoiling the Packers’ Central Division crown.
  • The Packers and Redskins played the highest scoring game in Monday Night Football history on Oct. 17, 1983, at Lambeau Field, in a game that featured 11 TDs and six FGs.


  • Oct. 10, 2010, at FedExField; Redskins won, 16-13 (OT).
  • K Graham Gano’s 45-yard field goal with 1:07 remaining in the game tied the contest at 13 and his 33-yarder midway through overtime gave the Redskins the win.
  • The Packers had a chance to win the game in regulation, but K Mason Crosby’s 53-yard attempt with one second left hit the left upright.
  • QB Aaron Rodgers connected on 27 of 46 passes for 293 yards and a TD with one INT and RB Brandon Jackson rushed for 115 yards on 10 carries (11.5 avg.), highlighted by a 71-yarder.
  • Redskins QB Donovan McNabb threw for 357 yards and a TD on 26-of-49 passing and WR Santana Moss led Washington with 118 yards receiving on seven grabs (16.9 avg.)

The official Injury Report:

David Amerson CB Back Full Participation in Practice Probable
Kai Forbath K right Groin Full Participation in Practice Questionable
Chris Thompson RB Ankle Full Participation in Practice Probable
Barry Cofield DT Hand Full Participation in Practice Probable
Chris Baker DT Illness Full Participation in Practice Probable
Brandon Meriweather S Groin Full Participation in Practice Probable
Josh Sitton G Back Limited Participation in Practice Questionable
Jermichael Finley TE Toe Limited Participation in Practice Probable
Morgan Burnett S Hamstring Limited Participation in Practice Questionable
Jarrett Bush CB Hamstring Did Not Participate In Practice Questionable
Nick Perry LB Neck Full Participation in Practice Probable
Casey Hayward CB Hamstring Out (Definitely Will Not Play) Out
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