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Redskins Outlast Packers in Overtime, 16-13

The Redskins D swarms Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers


By Ben Linton

The Washington Redskins got a huge victory that put them right back on track and in the thick of the NFC East race when they defeated the Green Bay Packers 16-13 on Sunday. After losing a heart breaker to the Texans and a head scratcher to the Rams, the Redskins pulled off a big upset against a formidable opponent to improve to 3-2. Graham Gano kicked a 33 yard field goal with 6:54 left in overtime to win the game. Here are a few key notes, plays, and reactions from the game:

  • Although they gave up 427 yards, the Redskins D held a very potent Packers offense to 13 points. They also forced two turnovers in the game, and have been playing extremely well and physical after giving up 30 points to the Rams.
  • Donovan McNabb threw for 357 yards, highlighted by a 48-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Armstrong.
  • Ryan Torain ran for 40 yards on 16 carries in his debut as the starting running back, taking place of the injured Clinton Portis.
  • Albert Haynesworth did not play due to the death of his half brother, who died in a motorcycle accident. He is expected to return to practice and play next Sunday.
  • This marks the fourth consecutive week that the Redskins have injured the other team’s best player. Andre Johnson, Steven Jackson, Michael Vick, and Aaron Rodgers have all been injured when facing the Redskins.

This was a big win for the Redskins. They could not afford to lose another game in overtime that they should have won. The Skins have won two straight games against tough opponents, and will need to be ready for another when they Peyton Manning and the Colts come to D.C. Sunday night on NBC.


Packers Down Ravens In The Frozen Tundra

The Packers Rushed Flacco The Whole Night

By Jesse Jones

On a night where the Baltimore Ravens had a perfect chance to tie with the Jaguars for the last seed in the wild card race in the AFC, the Green Bay Packers decided to spread their lead in the NFC wild card race.

The Packers’ defense showed why they are ranked #1 in the league.  They rushed Flacco the entire night, making the Ravens’ offensive line look abysmal.  The pressure resulted in sacks, hurried throws, and three interceptions.

The Ravens’ defense also played relatively well, holding the Packers to 3 points for the majority of the first half before a quick explosion by Aaron Rodgers and the receivers, increasing the lead to 17-0 at the half.

In the third quarter, they recovered a fumble by Donald Driver and intercepted Rodgers on back-to-back drives, and the offense capitalized, making the score 17-14 Packers.  After that, the rest of the game was full of missed opportunities.  Flacco threw an interception in the end zone with the ball at the three yard line, and on his very next pass threw another interception to ice the game.  Green Bay won 27-14.

There was one key difference in the game that separated the two.  Green Bay was able to capitalize on Baltimore’s turnovers, while the Ravens offense could not.

So what exactly has happened to the Ravens’ offense that was one of the best in the early weeks of the season?  I’m not sure.  It’s the team’s main problem.  The defense has settled down and is playing back at a high level, and Flacco and the passing offense has fallen off.  It seems as if Flacco is only giving the ball to Ray Rice in the flats, or looking for Mason.  When he distributed the ball during the third and the beginning of the fourth last night, we were successful.  The answer is simple: spread the ball to other receivers.  Doing so, has not been easy.

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