With the win, the Packers improved to 6-1 and will get a six-game winning streak in Thursday night’s showdown in Arizona.
The Green Bay defense set a scoreline early in the third quarter with a bag-fumble from LB Rashan Gary, picked up by DL Dean Lowry. The Packers capitalized with a touchdown pass to TE Robert Tonyan to move up 21-7.
Then, Green Bay hadn’t stopped in the red zone all season before getting four in a row. The Packers stopped Washington twice inside the 5-yard line in fourth downs, CB Chandon Sullivan intercepted a pass in the end zone and Washington – down 17 after a Packers basket – s’ is content with a late basket to make it a two-scoring game.
For the Packers, QB Aaron Rodgers was 27 of 35 for 274 yards with three touchdowns for a 127.6 passer rating. The Packers struggled to execute the ball, with RB Aaron Jones gaining just 19 yards on six attempts.
WR Davante Adams had six catches for 76 yards and one touchdown, while Tonyan added four catches for 63 yards and one scoring. WR Allen Lazard added five catches for 60 yards and a touchdown.
For Washington, who fell to 2-5, QB Taylor Heinicke finished 25 of 36 for 268 yards with a touchdown and INT for a rating of 88.7. He also led Washington on the ground with 95 yards on 11 attempts.
RB Antonio Gibson had 51 yards on 14 carries, and WR Terry McLaurin had seven catches for 122 yards and a touchdown.
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