After falling behind 11-0 well into the second quarter the Packers came back with 17 unanswered points to go into half time leading 17-11. The Packers scored on the strength of a revived running and passing game after the slow start which included a safety when Rodgers was sacked in the end zone at with 10:27 on the clock in the first quarter. Once Rodgers got into a groove and the offensive line was able to hold out the the Washington defense rush the tide began to turn in Green Bay’s favor.
Washington scored early in the second half to take a brief lead but that’s all she wrote for the DC football squad. Packers scored the final 18 points to win 35-18 going away. Rodgers finished 21 of 35 with 210 yard including to 2 TD passes. The Pack also had 141 yards on the ground including key runs by both Lacy and Starks. James Jones had a big game with 7 catches for 81 yards. Devote Adams also contributed with 4 key catches including a big TD catch just before half time to send there Pack into the locker room with a 6 point lead.
All in all it was a solid win by he Packers and sends them Arizona desert to take on the red hot Cardinals next week. The Cards impressively beat the pack in the final regular season game. The Packers now have a week to figure out how to stop the AZ offense and defense. One wonders if this is possible given the terrible beat down they took several weeks ago in Arizona. One hopes the Washington win is a precursor to the the Packers offense gelling even though they struggled throughout the second half of the 2015 season which included 6 losses in 8 games down the stretch.