Two teams looking to bounce back from opening losses collide in Green Bay on Sunday, when the Packers host the Redskins.
Washington second-year quarterback Robert Griffin III struggled in the first half in a Monday night loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, but rebounded to lead a second-half rally that put the Redskins back in the game. Griffin ended up with 329 yards passing, but wasn’t much of a threat on the ground. Washington finished with only 74 yards rushing.
The banged-up Packers battled with the defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers, but couldn’t come up with a key stop or clutch drive when they needed it in a Week 1 loss.
Green Bay lost multiple offensive starters in training camp, including starting running back DeJuan Harris and starting offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga. It showed in the loss to San Francisco. Aaron Rodgers was sacked twice, and the Packers’ ground game finished with just 63 yards.
Green Bay has won eight straight home games, covering the spread in five of them. The Redskins went 6-2 against the spread on the road last season.