Packers ease to sixth straight victory vs. Washington in Week 7

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images) /

Far from the Green Bay Packers‘ greatest performance of the Matt LaFleur era, but one that was more than enough to get home against the Washington Football Team.

Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes and the defense held Washington to only 10 points in a win, the Packers’ sixth in a row.

It was an impressive performance from the defense, a group that forced two turnovers and only allowed one touchdown. They also finally got a defensive stop in the red zone. They had previously allowed touchdowns on every red-zone drive prior to this game this season.

It wasn’t a perfect day for the offense, however.

Surprisingly, Green Bay didn’t remain committed to the ground game, rushing just 15 times. Aaron Rodgers was sacked three times. It was also a surprise to see AJ Dillon fumble the ball on two occasions, losing one.

We’ve seen so often how important Aaron Jones is to this offense. He had just six carries. When he’s given a featured role, the offense often finds its best. When the opposite is true, the Packers often struggle to get out of first gear. At times, we saw that today.

Still, there was rarely any doubt about who would win this game. The turning point was a Rashan Gary strip sack early in the third quarter, one that set up a Rodgers touchdown pass to Robert Tonyan.

With a tough schedule coming up, the Packers are set nicely with a 6-1 record, winning all six in a row.

It’s the perfect response after the Packers lost their opening game. They were humiliated by the New Orleans Saints in Week 1 but have since proved it was just a bad day. An anomaly. Since then, LaFleur’s team has been nothing short of outstanding.

They are once again one of the NFC’s top contenders.