The Redskins beat the Green Bay Packers, and soundly. Every Redskins player seemed to deliver their best possible performance. Kirk Cousins’ 375 yards and three touchdowns is an even bigger big deal when you realize that Robert Kelley also rushed for 137 yards and three scores in the same game (Click Here for the Updated Football Odds).
And then there was Pierre Garcon and Jamison Crowder, who delivered 116 yards and one touchdown, and 102 yards and one touchdown, respectively.
The Packers now have four straight losses, and with the way their defense is currently playing, their 4-6 record is likely to get worse. As of the Sunday game, they had allowed 153 points in the previous 4 games. That is poor regardless of how you look at, or analyze things. They are barely keeping up with Minnesota and Detroit. They wish they had the run that the Redskins are enjoying.
Everyone knows and appreciates the weapons the Redskins have at their disposal, but they have struggled at times to unleash their tools to make headway in the season.
However, that changed with the, which saw the Redskins offense really come to life for perhaps the first time this season.
Kirk Cousins was the star of the show. He found Crowder for 53 yards with less than Five minutes left. The Redskins have every reason to push for a win against the Packers. Naturally, it was an opportunity to deliver some much-needed vengeance against the team for the 38-18 loss they suffered against the Packers last season in a wild-card playoff game.
Kirk Cousins had one of his best halfs as a Redskin, throwing two long touchdown passes against an albeit banged up Packers secondary, in the span of three plays.
For the Packers, Aaron Rodgers passed for 351 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Jared Cook caught six passes for 105 yards and a touchdown.
Green Bay looked like they might turn things around a couple of times in the second half. They had a big break / play on the first play of the fourth quarter when Stark managed to ramble 31 yards, after Rodgers threw a pass to him in the flat, and there were no Redskins in sight due to some sort of defensive blunder. That brought the Pack to within 5 at 22-17.
Cousins turned things around in just two plays and negated that score by finding Garcon (behind LaDarius Gunter at the Packers 30) who covered the rest of the seventy-yard score. The Redskins were back on top 29-17.
Then with 10:04 left, Rodgers fired a touchdown pass to Jared Cook that brought them to within a score again at 29-24.
But for every break the Packers could muster up, the Redskins seemed to have an answer. They eventually pulled away in the fourth quarter with two more unanswered majors and earned a hard fought 42-24 final. Not even the swirling wind and failed touchdown conversions could stall Washington on their path to victory. Kirk Cousins and the Redskins offense proved too much for the decimated Packers defense to handle, and the Redskins are now 6-3-1. Short week – Cowboys up next for Thanksgiving.