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Coming into the game, the Green Bay Packers figured to get rookie Eddie Lacy heavily involved in their attack. After suffering a concussion on a brutal hit to the head by Brandon Meriweather, the Packers turned to their precision passing game that was simply too much for the Washington Redskins. Aaron Rodgers fired three first half touchdowns to three different receivers and tied a Packers’ single game record with 480 yards set by Matt Flynn. Marching down the field with several quick passes to Randall Cobb and James Jones, the Redskins defense finally showed some resistance. With a 1st and goal at the nine, outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan provided two sacks that forced a Mason Crosby field goal. With another sack on the Packers’ next offensive possession that led to a punt, the Redskins defense looked to have adjusted following a horrendous start to the season. With little help from Washington’s offense, however, the Redskins simply could not keep up with Mike McCarthy’s offense. Once the Packers’ offensive line settled down, Aaron Rodgers had time to pick apart a shaky Redskins secondary and move effortlessly down the field. With Lacy out of the game, James Starks came in off the bench and gashed the Redskins’ porous defense, adding another dimension to the Packers’ attack. Jermichael Finley, Jordy Nelson, and Cobb all had first half touchdown receptions. Robert Griffin III struggled from the start for the second straight week and the Redskins were shutout at the half. Although the Redskins were able to move the ball effectively at times in the first half, they could not convert any of their third downs. The team simply looked outmatched and outclassed in the first half. While the Redskins ended up with some decent statistics offensively (RG3 320 yards / 3 TDs, they had difficulty generating positive plays in key situations and against Packer blitzes. Worthy of Mention James Starks was impressive and became the first Packer to rush for more than 100 yards since Brandon Jackson did so against the Redskins in 2010, a stretch of 45 games. Aaron Rodgers had a career game throwing for 4 touchdowns and 480 yards. The 480 yards tied Matt Flynn’s record in the 2011 season finale. After not catching a pass last week, the James Jones had a career best 178 yards. After playing stout against the run last week, the Packers allowed Alfred Morris to run over 100 yards and average better than 8 yards a carry. Former Packers linebacker Nick Barnett, returned to Lambeau Field as a Redskin.  
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