WASHINGTON (0-1) at GREEN BAY (0-1)
TV: Fox (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver)
OPENING LINE: Packers by 6 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD: Washington 0-1, Green Bay 0-1
SERIES RECORD: Packers lead 17-13-1
LAST MEETING: Redskins beat Packers 16-13 in OT, Oct. 10, 2010
LAST WEEK: Redskins lost to Eagles 33-27; Packers lost to 49ers 34-28
AP PRO32 RANKING: Redskins No. 19, Packers tied No. 6.
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES: Redskins won last meeting between NFC rivals after Graham Gano kicked 33-yard field goal in overtime. ... Packers President Mark Murphy played eight seasons (1977-84) with Washington, including 1983 team that won Super Bowl. ... RB Alfred Morris has rushed for 75 or more yards in 15 of 18 career games, including playoffs. ... LB London Fletcher has played in 241 straight games, longest current NFL streak. He has 37 tackles in four games against Packers. ... QB Robert Griffin III threw for career-high 329 yards last week against Eagles in first appearance since knee injury in 2012 playoffs. ... 263 yards rushing by Eagles last week were most allowed by Redskins since 1996. ... Packers stand one win from 50 victorious home openers in franchise history. They're looking to become first NFL team with 50 or more wins in openers on home and road (53). ... Eddie Lacy became just third Green Bay rookie to start at running back in season opener since 1970 AFL-NFL merger. ... Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is 99 of 151 (65 percent) for 1,331 yards and 13 touchdowns and one interception in last four regular-season games. ... WR Randall Cobb has eclipsed 100-yard receiving mark in three of his last four regular-season games, with 23 catches for 387 yards and two TDs in that span. ... Packers have scored at least 22 points in 16 straight regular-season home games, longest current streak in league and longest in franchise history. ... Green Bay's David Bakhtiari was only rookie in league to start at left tackle last week.
PACKER REPORT'S PREDICTION (1-0): There's a lot at stake on Sunday in this matchup between 0-1 teams. From 2009 through 2012, 30 teams have started 0-2. None of them made the playoffs. That's a tough precedent, especially considering the state of the NFC. The Packers owe a big thanks to the schedule-maker. Robert Griffin III isn't in top form after missing the preseason due to last year's torn ACL. It helps the Packers that they're getting Griffin and Colin Kaepernick in consecutive weeks. And the Redskins are coming off a short week. That's a lot working in the Packers' favor. If the Packers play like they did against San Francisco and clean up some of their defensive shortcomings, they'll have a relatively easy afternoon. Packers 27, Redskins 20.
|Turnover Margin (-2)||14T||25T|
|Points Scored (28.0).||6||8T|
|Points Allowed (34.0)||14T||29T|
|Total Offense (385.0)||7||11|
|Total Defense (494.0)||16||31|
|vs. Rush (90.0)||11T||20T|
|vs. Pass (404.0)||15||30|
|Third-Down Offense (40.0%)||9||17T|
|Third-Down Defense (50.0%)||13T||23T|
|Red-Zone Offense (100.0%)||1T||1T|
|Red-Zone Defense (60.0%)||10T||16T|
|Turnover Margin (-1)||11T||21T|
|Points Scored (27.0).||7T||11T|
|Points Allowed (33.0)||13||28|
|Total Offense (382.0)||8||12|
|Total Defense (443.0)||13||27|
|vs. Rush (263.0)||16||32|
|vs. Pass (180.0)||2||8|
|Third-Down Offense (20.0%)||15T||30T|
|Third-Down Defense (46.7%)||12||22|
|Red-Zone Offense (66.7%)||5T||12T|
|Red-Zone Defense (50.0%)||3T||6T|
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