RED­SKINS STA­TIS­TICS

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Pass­ing

Red­skins Opp. Rush­ing Red­skins Opp. Scor­ing Red­skins Opp. Att

76 54 516 71.1 65 41 322 63.1 Att. Yds Avg Lng TD 64 43 TD Cmp 247 3.9 25 172 4.0 18 Rsh Rec Ret 3120 4 2 2 0 Pos­ses­sion Avg. To­tal Net Yards Net Yards Rush­ing Avg. Per Game Net Yards Pass­ing Avg. Per Game Yds Cmp% 1 2 Pts 33 27 Red­skins Opp. Yds/ Att

6.8 2 5.0 2 Re­ceiv­ing Red­skins Opp. Int.

Red­skins Opp.

Kick­ing TD

Red­skins Opp. Int

0 3 Rec. Lng

52 27 Yds 54 547 10.1 52 41 332 8.1 27 No. Yds Avg

3 0

PAT

3/3 3/3

To­tal First Downs Rush­ing

3rd Down Pct. 4th Down/Att. 4th Down Pct. Penal­ties/Yards Sack/ Lost Rtg

6/31 100.1 3/10 67.0 Avg Lng TD

8 0

2.7 0

FG

4/5 0/0 Red­skins 2 2 TD

0 0

Pts

15 3 Opp. W ......... at Ari­zona ......... 24-6 L ....... In­di­anapo­lis ....... 21-9 Sept. 23 ..... Green Bay ..... 1 Sept. 30 ............. Bye ............. Oct. 8 at New Or­leans 8:15 Oct. 14 ........ Carolina ........ 1 Oct. 21 ........ Dal­las ........ 4:25 Oct. 28 .... at N.Y. Gi­ants .... 1 Nov.4 .......... At­lanta .......... 1 Nov. 11 ... at Tampa Bay ...1 Nov. 18 ........ Hous­ton ........ 1 Nov. 22 ..... at Dal­las ..... 4:30 Dec. 3 at Philadel­phia 8:15 Dec. 9 ....... N.Y. Gi­ants ....... 1 Dec. 16 ..at Jack­sonville ..1 Dec. 23 ...at Ten­nessee ...1 Dec. 30 .... Philadel­phia .... 1 by 3

Packers’ keys to vic­tory: As long as QB Aaron Rodgers can stand upright on that balky knee, Green Bay will have a chance to win every game. The key in this one, as is the case every week, is keep­ing Rodgers com­fort­able in the pocket. The knee brace didn’t hin­der him much in Week 2 — he was mo­bile — but the less he must move, the bet­ter. Green Bay’s offensive line, par­tic­u­larly the tack­les, must keep the likes of Ryan Ker­ri­gan and Jonathan Allen off of Rodgers. The run­ning game will be an even larger fac­tor with RB Aaron Jones re­turn­ing from sus­pen­sion.

Red­skins’ keys to vic­tory: QB Alex Smith has been as good as the Red­skins thought he’d be, but the of­fense must be sharper than it was in Week 2, which is dif­fi­cult when the run game can’t set up the play-ac­tion pass. RB Adrian Peter­son was limited to 20 yards on 11 car­ries, and RB Chris Thomp­son was Smith’s fa­vorite tar­get. WRs Josh Doct­son and Jamison Crow­der must win against the Packers’ re­vamped se­condary.

Matchup to watch: Packers FS Ha Ha Clin­ton-Dix vs. Red­skins TE Jordan Reed. Reed is an X fac­tor for the Red­skins, espe­cially con­sid­er­ing how suc­cess­ful Smith was tar­get­ing TE Travis Kelce dur­ing his time with the Chiefs. Clin­ton-Dix has re­gressed some, but he has the skill set to match up with Reed.

Who wins? The Packers are just too good with Rodgers on the field, even when limp­ing. The de­fense is un­der­rated, too, espe­cially at cor­ner­back with rook­ies Jaire Alexan­der and Josh Jack­son.

Packers, 27-21

Cam DaSilva

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