Game 3: Packers @ Redskins

When: Sunday September 23 @ 1 PM
Where: Fed Ex Field
Weather: Overcast & 65 w/ 60% chance of rain
TV: FOX5 Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis, Pam Oliver (Field reporter)
Radio: WMAL
Line: Green Bay -3 points Over/Under 45.5 points

SERIES HISTORY
LEADER: Packers lead all-time series, 18-14-1
STREAKS: Redskins have won 2 of past 3
LAST GAME: 11/20/16: Packers 24 at Redskins 42
LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/20/16

The Washington Redskins host the Green Bay Packers, Sunday afternoon at Fed Ex Field. The Redskins enter Week 3 with the top defense in the NFL. Washington’s defense ranks first in yards per game (247.0) while giving up an average of 161.0 passing yards per game for the league’s best in the category.

Much like the first two weeks, a very limited footprint for our game. (Red on the map.) Fox has the doubleheader, with Dallas @ Seattle the national game at 4 PM. (with the exception of the Chicago and Phoenix markets). Denver @ Baltimore is our 1 PM game on CBS.

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Prime Time
Thursday Night: NY Jets @ Cleveland (NFLN)
Sunday Night: New England @ Detroit (NBC)
Monday Night: Pittsburgh @ Tampa Bay (ESPN)

GAME 3 OPPONENT

The Green Bay Packers enter this weekend with a 1-0-1 record, with an opening win over the Chicago Bears and a tie against the Minnesota Vikings. Green Bay is led by head coach Mike McCarthy, who was hired in 2006, and is the longest tenured head coach in the NFC.

Two time NFL MVP and Super Bowl champion Aaron Rodgers leads the way at quarterback for the Packers. Rodgers has begun the season well, going 50-for-72 for 567 yards, 4 touchdowns and zero interceptions.

Coming off of a strong rookie season, running back Jamaal Williams returns to the lead the rushing attack of the Packers. Williams has 106 yards on 31 attempts this season.

The Packers own a dynamic duo at wide receiver, with veterans Randall Cobb and Davante Adams leading the way. Cobb has recorded 13 receptions for 172 yards and 1 touchdowns, while Adams has supplied 13 receptions for 152 yards and 2 touchdowns this season.

Joining the Packers at tight end this season is five-time Pro Bowler and eight year veteran Jimmy Graham. After sluggish opener, Graham recorded six catches for 95 yards in the tie against the Vikings.

Veteran linebackers Clay Matthews and Nick Perry return to patrol the middle of the field for Green Bay. Matthews has recorded four tackles in two games, while Perry has tallied seven tackles, one sack and a forced fumble.

Tramon Williams joins Green Bay in the offseason and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix returns to lead a potent defensive back corps. Williams has recorded 11 tackles in two game, while Clinton-Dix has secured 10 tackles and an interception.

Kicker Mason Crosby returns for his 12th professional season, all of which have been in Green Bay. Crosby is 6-for-7 in field goals this season, including a long of 48 yards. Crosby is a career 80.4% in field goals and owns a career long of 58 yards.

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

GAME NOTES

Redskins

• QB ALEX SMITH has 728 pass yards (242.7 per game) with 6 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 95 rating in his past 3 vs. GB. Passed for 292 yards & 88.3 rating in 1st career home start with Was. last week. Since 2016, is 1 of 3 in NFL with 67+ comp. pct. (67.6) & 95+ rating (98.2).
• RB ADRIAN PETERSON has 1,779 rush yards (104.6 per game) & 13 rush TDs in 17 career games vs. GB. His 1,779 rush yards vs. GB are most vs. any team in his career. Ranks 10th in NFL history in rush yards (12,392) & ties for 7th in rush TDs (100). RB CHRIS THOMPSON had career-high 13 receptions for 92 rec. yards last week. His 13 catches tied for 2nd-most in single game in franchise history. Since 2016, is 1 of 6 NFL RBs with 100+ receptions (107) & 1,000+ rec. yards (1,014).
• WR JAMISON CROWDER had 102 rec. yards & TD in last meeting. Has TD catch in 3 of his past 4 at home. TE JORDAN REED had TD catch in 9/15/13 meeting. Has 3 TDs in his past 4 at home.
• LB RYAN KERRIGAN has 4 sacks & FF in his past 4. Has 3 sacks in 2 career meetings. In his past 8 at home, has 8 sacks. S D.J. SWEARINGER tied career-high with 2 INTs last week. Has 5 INTs in his past 5 at home. Aims for 3rd in row at home with INT. DL MATT IOANNIDIS has 2 sacks, FF & FR in past 2. CB JOSH NORMAN had FF in last meeting. Has 58 PD since 2014, 5th-most in NFL. LB ZACH BROWN ranks 2nd in NFL with 291 tackles since 2016.

Packers

• QB AARON RODGERS has 831 pass yards (415.5 per game) with 7 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 132.2 rating in his past 2 vs. Was. Had career-high 480 pass yards in 9/15/13 meeting. In his past 3 on road vs. NFC East, has 885 pass yards (295 per game), 8 TDs & 0 INTs for 117.7 rating.
• RB JAMAAL WILLIAMS has 396 scrimmage yards (99 per game) & 4 TDs (2 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 4 on road. RB TY MONTGOMERY has 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 5 on road.
• WR DAVANTE ADAMS had 8 receptions & TD last week. Aims for 5th in row with TD catch. In his past 10 on road, has 13 rec. TDs. Since 2016, leads NFL with 24 TD catches. TE JIMMY GRAHAM led team with 95 rec. yards in Week 2. Had 6 catches for 85 yards & TD in 9/9/12 meeting (with NO). Since entering league in 2010, ranks 3rd in NFL & 2nd among TEs with 69 rec. TDs. WR RANDALL COBB had 84 rec. yards in last meeting. Has TD catch in 2 of his past 3. Aims for 3rd in row on road with TD.
• DT KENNY CLARK had sack & PD in Week 2. Has 3 sacks & FR in his past 4. S HA HA CLINTON-DIX had INT last week. Since 2016, is 1 of 3 in NFL with 150+ tackles (168) & 9+ INTs (9). LB BLAKE MARTINEZ led team with 9 tackles in Week 2. Has 25 tackles (8.3 per game) in his past 3 vs. NFC East. LB NICK PERRY had sack in last meeting. Rookie CB JOSH JACKSON returned blocked punt for TD last week, his 1st-career TD.

INJURY REPORT

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