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Sep 15, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley (88) and quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrate a touchdown during the second quarter against the Washington Redskins at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Quick hitters from Green Bay Packers 38-20 win over Washington Redskins

James Starks ran for 132 yards in today’s win over the Washington Redskins. He was the first Packers runner to rush for more than 100 yards in 44 games. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports photograph

Records fell as fast as an Aaron Rodgers-led drive today as the Green Bay Packers walked all over the Washington Redskins in the Packers home opener at Lambeau Field.

Aaron Rodgers reacts to a play during the second quarter against the Washington Redskins at Lambeau Field. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports photograph

For the first time in franchise history the Packers had a quarterback throw for more than 400 yards and a rusher run for more than 100 yards.

Rodgers was 34-of-42 for 480 yards and four touchdowns today, two that went to Jordy Nelson, one to Randall Cobb and one to Jermichael Finley. The 480 yards was a career record for Rodgers and tied him with the most yards in a single game with none other than Matt Flynn.

But it was James Starks, the man who was at the bottom of the Packers running backs depth chart at the start of training camp, who was today’s feel-good story. After rookie running back Eddie Lacy left the game because of a concussion incurred after being speared in the head, Starks came in and didn’t disappoint. By game’s end he was the first running back in 44 games to run for 100 yards or more for the Packers – a drought that has been talked about ad nauseum. In all, he collected 132 yards on 20 carries and one

James Jones led the Packers in receiving against the Washington Redskins. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports photograph

touchdown. In addition, he caught four passes for 36 yards to help the Packers cause.

Though he didn’t score a touchdown, James Jones led all receivers with 178 yards on 11 catches. His longest went for 57 years.

Other notes:

• The Packers total offensive showing was 580 yards

• The Packers offense ran 70 plays and had an 8.3 yard average per play

• In all, the Packers had 24 rushing attempts for 139 yards – a 5.8 yard per carry average

• Aaron Rodgers was sacked four times today for a loss of 39 yards; Rodgers also had a 9.6 yard per pass completion average today

• The Packers had only four penalties for 40 yards, lost one fumble and possessed the ball for 32:29

 

Game stats provided by SI.com

 

  • Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

GB PackersMason Crosby 28 yd FG, 8:02 Drive: 14 plays, 70 yards in 6:58
Green Bay 3-0
GB PackersRandall Cobb 35 yd pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 2:27 Drive: 4 plays, 42 yards in 0:41
Green Bay 10-0

2nd Quarter

GB PackersJordy Nelson 14 yd pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 11:40 Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards in 3:13
Green Bay 17-0
GB PackersJermichael Finley 3 yd pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 7:07 Drive: 6 plays, 90 yards in 2:57
Green Bay 24-0

3rd Quarter

GB PackersJordy Nelson 15 yd pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 8:16 Drive: 4 plays, 60 yards in 1:53
Green Bay 31-0
Was RedskinsPierre Garcon 6 yd pass from Robert Griffin III (John Potter kick), 4:15 Drive: 8 plays, 83 yards in 4:01
Green Bay 31-7
GB PackersJames Starks 32 yd run (Mason Crosby kick), 2:41 Drive: 4 plays, 80 yards in 1:34
Green Bay 38-7

4th Quarter

Was RedskinsJordan Reed 3 yd pass from Robert Griffin III (John Potter kick), 11:02 Drive: 12 plays, 80 yards in 6:39
Green Bay 38-14
Was RedskinsSantana Moss 9 yd pass from Robert Griffin III (failed 2pt Pass from Robert Griffin III), 7:36 Drive: 6 plays, 45 yards in 1:38
Green Bay 38-20

Packers

Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Rodgers 34/42 480 4 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Starks 20 132 1 32
Lacy 1 10 0 10
Rodgers 3 -3 0 -1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Jones 11 178 0 57
Cobb 9 128 1 35
Finley 6 65 1 27
Starks 4 36 0 15
Nelson 3 66 2 37
Quarless 1 7 0 7
Fumbles FUM LOST REC-O
Jones 1 1 0

Redskins

Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Griffin III 26/40 320 3 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Morris 13 107 0 32
Griffin III 4 1 0 4
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Garcon 8 143 1 44
Moss 3 41 1 19
Hankerson 3 35 0 15
Reed 3 18 1 11
Morgan 2 39 0 21
Paulsen 2 13 0 7
Morris 2 13 0 17
Robinson 1 13 0 13
Davis 1 3 0 3
Helu Jr. 1 2 0 2

 

Packers

Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Rodgers 34/42 480 4 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Starks 20 132 1 32
Lacy 1 10 0 10
Rodgers 3 -3 0 -1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Jones 11 178 0 57
Cobb 9 128 1 35
Finley 6 65 1 27
Starks 4 36 0 15
Nelson 3 66 2 37
Quarless 1 7 0 7
Fumbles FUM LOST REC-O
Jones 1 1 0

Redskins

Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Griffin III 26/40 320 3 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Morris 13 107 0 32
Griffin III 4 1 0 4
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Garcon 8 143 1 44
Moss 3 41 1 19
Hankerson 3 35 0 15
Reed 3 18 1 11
Morgan 2 39 0 21
Paulsen 2 13 0 7
Morris 2 13 0 17
Robinson 1 13 0 13
Davis 1 3 0 3
Helu Jr. 1 2 0 2
Defense TACKLES ASST SACKS
Doughty 5 4 0
Rambo 7 1 0
Hall 5 2 0
Wilson 6 0 1
Amerson 5 1 0
Kerrigan 5 0 2
Orakpo 5 0 1
Riley 3 1 0
Meriweather 2 2 0
Fletcher 1 1 0
Golston 1 1 0
Merling 1 0 0
Bowen 1 0 0
Cofield 1 0 0
Tapp 1 0 0
Fumbles FORCED REC-D
Hall 1 0

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