Packers Defense Continues to Struggle. Redskins 42 Packers 24

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Redskins QB Kirk Cousins Celebrates with his teammates. Photo cred: Geoff Burke – USA TODAY Sports

The Packers received their 4th loss in a row last night in Washington as the Redskins defeated the Packers 42-24. For the second straight week, Rodgers threw for 350 plus passing yards going 26/41 for 351 yards with 3 passing touchdowns and 3 rushes for 33 yards. The Packers offense had yet another decent game, this time with Jared Cook returning from injury. Cook had 6 receptions for 105 yards and a touchdown. Randall Cobb had 3 receptions for 84 yards, along with James Starks who had 5 receptions for 46 yards including a 31 yard touchdown reception. Jordy Nelson also caught a touchdown pass, he had 3 receptions for 28 yards. Backup quarterback Brett Hundley once again came into the final drive, he went 1/3 for 9 yards and a interception.

While the Packers offense had another 20 plus point game performance, it was the Packers defense, who like so many times, cost the packers the game. Kirk Cousins went 21/30 for 375 yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and a league leading 94.1 QBR (Quarterback Rating) The Packers, who once was rated the #1 rushing defense, gave up a total of 155 total rushing yards. 137 of those yards belonged to running back Rob Kelley who had 24 carries for 137 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Packers secondary also proved to be one of the worst in the league. They gave up a total of 375 passing yards, including two 100 plus yard performances from Wideouts Pierre Garcon, and Jamison Crowder. Garcon had 6 receptions for 116 yards including a 70 yard touchdown. Crowder had 3 receptions for 102 yards and a touchdown. Also, Tight End Jordan Reed had 5 receptions for 79 yards, and Wideout DeSean Jackson had 4 receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown. Packers Corner Demetri Goodson left the game with a gruesome leg injury, While not confirmed, it looks like Goodson’s season could be over which adds to the long list of Packers injured secondaries.

The 4-6 Packers return to the east coast next week as they battle the 5-5 Philadelphia Eagles. Kickoff is scheduled for Monday November 28th at 7:30 p.m on Monday Night Football on ESPN.

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