The Packers hope that Jordy Nelson and James Jones can celebrate more when the Packers host the Redskins Sunday at Lambeau Field. Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports photograph

Redskins vs Packers: First Meeting Since 2010 overtime contest


The last time the Green Bay Packers met the Washington Redskins was on Oct. 10, 2010, at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.

That game ended up going into overtime thanks to Graham Gano’s 45-yard field goal with 1:07 left in regulation which tied it. The Packers had a great chance to win the game in regulation but Mason Crosby’s 53-yard field goal attempt bounced off the upright with one second left.

Gano then ended the contest with a 33-yard field goal midway through overtime.

Aaron Rodgers completed 58 percent of his passes while throwing for 293 yards but also throwing an interception. Our running back at the time was Brandon Jackson who provided a solid game on the ground rushing for 115 yards on 10 carries.

Donovan McNabb threw for 357 yards while completing 26 of 49 passes. He threw for a touchdown as well.

Packers leading receivers that game were James Jones and Donald Driver, combining for 123 yards.

A lot will be different come Sunday.

Packers coaches and fans hope that James Jones gets into the swing of things come Sunday against the Redskins. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports photograph

Packers players and fans will be fired up and ready to get a win after Sunday’s tough loss in San Francisco. The Redskins will also be looking to bounce back after their offense struggled early in their Monday night game at home against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Also, it will be nice not having to listen to Jim Harbaugh freaking out on the sideline. Mike Shanahan is a pretty collected guy – thankfully.

Robert Griffin III and the Packers defense have never met before so I can expect Griffin to feel out Green Bay early while the Packers defense comes out strong to hopefully throw him off.

It’s a must-win for both teams and an opportunity to get their seasons rolling. Whoever comes out on the short end of the score will limp into week three at 0-2. We can only hope for the best and that the Packers do what they do best at Lambeau Field – win.

If you’re interested in cheering on the Pack at Lambeau this Sunday, Green Bay Packers tickets from Titletown begin at only $175. You can sit ten rows behind the Packers’ bench for only $240.

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