James Starks took over for Eddie Lacy after the rookie went out of the game with a concussion and has rushed for 55 yard and caught four for 36 yards. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports photograph

Packers vs. Redskins: Rodgers dominates, Packers up 24-0

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The Green Bay Packers entertained the Washington Redskins at rainy Lambeau Field today in a game that couldn’t have gone better for the home team.

After starting with a bang when Eddie Lacy was speared in the head, the Packers still moved to a first and goal on the first drive of the game before Randall Cobb’s apparent touchdown was called back when he stepped out of bounds and Rodgers was hit by a couple of sacks. Mason Crosby opened the scoring by hitting an easy field goal to give Green Bay a 3-0 lead.

However, the Packers and Redskins’ defense not came to play in the early going. On their second possession,  Rodgers was sacked twice in a row, but RG3 didn’t have much better luck against the Packers as the home team held the Skins scoreless throughout the first half.

Aaron Rodgers began to take over late in the first quarter and through the second. He hit Randall Cobb for a touchdown over the middle and then hit Jordy Nelson – twice actually after the first was called back on a penalty – for a touchdown to give Green Bay a 17-0 lead.

And it wasn’t before you could say “Jermichael Finley” that Aaron Rodgers threw the tight end for his third TD pass of the afternoon to him to give the Packers a 24-0 lead with seven minutes left in the first half.

The Packers defense continue its stellar play, highlighted by a tip ball interception by defensive end-turned-linebacker Mike Neal just before Rodgers again led the Packers down the field as the first half clock was winding down.

However, when Rodgers hit James Jones on the left sideline, the wide receiver attempted to stretch the ball over the goal line, lost control and then had it hit the end zone pylon for a touchback. So instead of the Packers going into the locker room at 31-0, it is 24-0.

Still, one can’t complain. With some blips in pass protection, overall it was as good as it gets.

Here are the first half statistics as proviced by SI.com

 

  • Scoring Summary

1st Quarter

GB PackersMason Crosby 28 yard field goal, 8:02 Drive: 14 plays, 70 yards in 6:58
Green Bay 3-0
GB PackersRandall Cobb 35 yard TD pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby extra point is GOOD), 2:27 Drive: 4 plays, 42 yards in 0:41
Green Bay 10-0

2nd Quarter

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

Packers

Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Rodgers 26/31 335 3 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Starks 8 55 0 20
Lacy 1 10 0 10
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Jones 9 152 0 57
Cobb 7 96 1 35
Starks 4 36 0 15
Finley 4 30 1 14
Nelson 1 14 1 14
Quarless 1 7 0 7
Fumbles FUM LOST REC-O
Jones 1 1 0

Redskins

Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Griffin III 6/13 107 0 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Morris 8 53 0 32
Griffin III 2 1 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Garcon 2 62 0 44
Morgan 1 18 0 18
Hankerson 1 14 0 14
Reed 1 11 0 11
Helu Jr. 1 2 0 2

Packers

Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Rodgers 26/31 335 3 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Starks 8 55 0 20
Lacy 1 10 0 10
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Jones 9 152 0 57
Cobb 7 96 1 35
Starks 4 36 0 15
Finley 4 30 1 14
Nelson 1 14 1 14
Quarless 1 7 0 7
Fumbles FUM LOST REC-O
Jones 1 1 0
Interceptions NO YDS LG TD
Neal 1 5 5 0
Defense TACKLES ASST SACKS
Jones 3 1 0
Jennings 2 0 0
McMillian 2 0 0
Hawk 1 3 0
Matthews 1 2 0
Shields 1 2 0
Raji 1 1 0
Banjo 1 0 0
House 1 0 1
Jolly 0 2 0
Daniels 0 1 0

Redskins

Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Griffin III 6/13 107 0 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
Morris 8 53 0 32
Griffin III 2 1 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Garcon 2 62 0 44
Morgan 1 18 0 18
Hankerson 1 14 0 14
Reed 1 11 0 11
Helu Jr. 1 2 0 2
Defense TACKLES ASST SACKS
Wilson 5 0 0
Hall 4 2 0
Kerrigan 4 0 2
Doughty 3 3 0
Amerson 3 1 0
Rambo 3 1 0
Orakpo 3 0 1
Meriweather 2 2 0
Riley 2 1 0
Cofield 1 0 0
Merling 1 0 0
Fletcher 0 1 0
Fumbles FORCED REC-D
Hall 1 0

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