It was not an ideal performance but a win is a win and the Green Bay Packers got their 10th. These five performers made sure there was no letdown.
The Packers came out of the gates fast and furious putting up 14 points in the first quarter. The game looked like it was going to be a blowout. The Packers defense was keeping the Washington Redskins offense at bay with consecutive three-and-outs.
As the second quarter started the offense stalled out, cost itself with pre-snap penalties and the line started allowing too much pressure. The Packers would only put up six more points for the rest of the game.
After starting out so well, it has to be concerning for the Packers and head coach Matt LaFleur. But wins in the NFL shouldn’t be taken for granted and despite the bad performance, the team finished the day as the number two seed in the NFC.
The Packers left a lot of plays on the field and will have to be better moving forward. The passing game was sloppy, particularly in pass protection. Ryan Kerrigan, before leaving the game with an injury, was giving both Bryan Bulaga and David Bakhtiari all they could handle while Daron Payne and Matt Ioannidis gave the Packers’ guards a hard time.
The Packers were able to win this game thanks to the running game and a defense that was able to put consistent pressure on the rookie quarterback.
Let’s take a look at the five players who led the way to the Packers’ 10th victory.