Opponent First Look: Packers at Redskins

The Green Bay Packers face the Washington Redskins in an NFC Wild Card clash on Sunday. We have notes and stats for both teams plus a video look at the Redskins.

GREEN BAY PACKERS (10-6)
AT WASHINGTON REDSKINS (9-7)

BROADCAST — FOX (3:40 p.m.): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews/Chris Myers (field reporters). Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Boomer Esiason, Tony Boselli (field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (GB), 82 (Was). XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (GB), 82 (Was).

TEAMS MEET — For third time in postseason and first since 1972. Clubs split 1st two playoff meetings: 1936 NFL Champ. (GB 21, Boston Redskins 6 at Polo Grounds, NY) and 1972 Div. (Was. 16, GB 3 at Was). GB leads all-time series, including postseason, 19-14-1. GB has won 5 of past 6 meetings. LAST GAME — 9/15/13: Redskins 20 at Packers 38. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers passed for 480 yards and 4 TDs. Receiver Randall Cobb had nine receptions for 128 yards and TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE — 10/10/10: Redskins 16, Packers 13 (OT). Washington QB Donovan McNabb passes for 357 yards and TD. Redskins K Graham Gano kicks game-winning 33-yard FG in OT.

LAST PLAYOFF — 12/24/72: Packers 3 at Redskins 16. Washington RB Larry Brown rushed for 101 yards and Billy Kilmer passed for 100 yards and a touchdown.

REFEREE — Gene Steratore

PACKERSREDSKINS
LEADER 18-13-1
STREAKS 5 of past 6
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike McCarthy: 2-1 Jay Gruden: 0-0
COACHES PLAYOFF RECORD Mike McCarthy: 7-6 Jay Gruden: 0-0
VS. COMMON OPP. GB: 3-2 (Car 0-1; Chi 1-1; Dal 1-0; StL 1-0) Was: 3-2 (Car 0-1; Chi 1-0; Dal 1-1; StL 1-0)
PLAYOFF RECORD 31-20 23-18
LAST WEEK L 20-13 vs. Vikings W 34-23 at Cowboys
PASSING Rodgers: 347-572-3821-31-8-92.7 Cousins: 379-543-4166-29-11-101.6 (3C)
RUSHING Lacy: 187-758-4.1-3 Morris: 202-751-3.7-1
RECEIVING Cobb: 79-829-10.5-6 Reed (TE): 87-952-10.9-11 (3C)
OFFENSE 334.6 353.8
TAKE/GIVE +5 +5
DEFENSE 346.7 380.6
SACKS Peppers: 10.5 Kerrigan: 9.5
INTs 3 tied: 3 3 tied: 2
PR Hyde: 5.8 Crowder (R): 5.3
KR Janis: 29.0 Ross: 24.4
PUNTING Masthay: 43.9 Way: 46.1
KICKING Crosby: 108 (36/36 PAT; 24/28 FG) Hopkins: 114 (39/40 PAT; 25/28 FG)

 
PACKERS: Have won 13 NFL championships, most all-time. Team’s .608 postseason winning percentage (31-20) is best in NFL history among teams with 50-plus games played. Club has 31 playoff wins, third-most all-time. This is team’s 31st playoff appearance, tied for most in NFL history…Mike McCarthy has led team to playoffs in eight of his 10 seasons as head coach…Packers had four players selected to Pro Bowl: FB John Kuhn (third), LB Clay Matthews (sixth), QB Aaron Rodgers (fifth) and G Josh Sitton (third)…Rodgers has 104.1 career passer rating, highest in NFL history. Has 101.0 postseason passer rating, third-best in NFL history. Has 103.9 passer rating (including playoffs), highest in NFL history. In last game vs. Washington, completed 34 of 42 (81 percent) for 480 yards with four TDs, 0 INTs and 146 rating…RB Eddie Lacy has 11 TDs (nine rushing, two receiving) in 16 career December/January games (including playoffs). Has rushed for 3,075 yards (1,025 per season) and 23 TDs in first three NFL seasons. RB James Starks is one of four RBs this season with 600-plus rushing yards (601), two-plus rushing touchdowns (two), 350-plus receiving yards (392) and two-plus receiving touchdowns (three). Kuhn is only player in 2015 playoffs with four-plus rushing (four) and three-plus receiving (three) TDs in postseason…WR Randall Cobb led team in catches (79) and was second in receiving yards (829). Ranked third on club with seven total TDs (six receiving, one fumble recovery). In past two seasons, has 170 catches for 2,116 yards (1,058 per season) and 18 TDs. Aims for third postseason game in a row with 100-plus yards or a touchdown. Had nine catches for 128 yards and TD (35 yards) in last meeting vs. Was. In last year’s Divisional game (1/11/15 vs. Dallas), Davante Adams (117 yards) and Cobb (116) became first Green Bay receivers to each have 100-plus receiving yards in same playoff game. WR James Jones and TE Richard Rodgers tied for team lead with eight TDs. Jones has four career postseason receiving TDs. In last meeting vs. Washington, Jones set career-highs in catches (11) and yards (178). Rodgers’ eight receiving TDs were second-most by an NFC tight end…Matthews has 8.5 career postseason sacks, most in franchise history (Hall of Famer Reggie White, 8). In 10 postseason games, has 8.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. Ranked second on club with 6.5 sacks. LB Julius Peppers led team with 10.5 sacks, his ninth career season with 10-plus sacks. Is only player in NFL history with 100-plus sacks (136) and 10-plus INTs (11). Also has 4.5 sacks and an interception in postseason career. CB Sam Shields has five interceptions, including 52-yard touchdown, in past eight playoff games. Tied for team lead with three INTs this season with rookie CB Damarious Randall and CB Micah Hyde. Randall led club with 14 passes defensed. S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix had two interceptions in his last playoff game. Led team with 99 tackles. DT Mike Daniels has 16 sacks in past three seasons. LB Mike Neal aims for third in a row vs. Washington with an interception or sack. Had four sacks in 2015, his fourth consecutive season with four-plus sacks and has 18 sacks in that span.

REDSKINS: Won NFC East, first division title since 2012 and first under head coach Jay Gruden. Have won four in row and have scored 34-plus points in each of past three games. Are 23-18 (.561) in postseason…QB Kirk Cousins completed 192 of 257 (74.7 percent) for 2,170 yards with 16 TDs vs. two INTs for 117 passer rating at home. His 74.7 completion percentage is the highest in NFL history in home games in a single season. In past seven at home, has completed 171 of 226 (75.7 percent) for 1,974 yards with 15 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 123.7 passer rating. Is first quarterback in team history to pass for 4,000-plus yards (franchise-record 4,166) and 25 touchdowns (29) in season. Threw touchdown pass in all 16 games, joining Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen (14 games in 1967) as only Redskins QBs to throw a touchdown in every game in season. Has 23 passing touchdowns, three interceptions, 119.1 passer rating and four rushing touchdowns in past 10 games, including 11 touchdowns, zero interceptions and a 142.8 passer rating in past three games…LT Trent Williams was selected to his fourth Pro Bowl…Since entering NFL in 2012, RB Alfred Morris is second in NFL with 4,713 rushing yards and is tied for fifth with 29 rushing touchdowns. Rushed for 107 yards in only meeting. RB Pierre Thomas has four touchdowns (two rushing, two receiving) in five career postseason games…Jordan Reed led NFC tight ends with a career-high 87 catches and 11 touchdowns. Ranked second among NFC tight ends with 952 receiving yards. Has 29 catches for 378 yards (94.5 per game) and five touchdowns in past four games. WR DeSean Jackson has 21 career touchdowns of 60-plus yards, third-most in NFL history (20 in regular season, one in postseason). Had 55-yard touchdown catch in last game vs. Green Bay (11/10/13 with Philadelphia). WR Pierre Garcon has a touchdown in three consecutive games. Has touchdown catch in three of past four postseason games. Ranked second on team with 72 catches, 777 receiving yards and six receiving scores. WR Jamison Crowder led NFC rookies with 59 receptions and ranked third with 604 receiving yards…LB Ryan Kerrigan led the team with 9.5 sacks and has 7.5 sacks in all five NFL seasons. Since entering the NFL in 2011, he is the only player with 45-plus sacks (47.5) and two-plus interceptions for touchdowns (two). S DeAngelo Hall is only player in NFL history with five interceptions for touchdowns and five fumble recoveries for touchdowns. Rookie LB Preston Smith has five sacks in past three games. Ranked second on club with eight sacks. DT Chris Baker was third on team with career-high six sacks. Had two career sacks entering 2015. CB Bashaud Breeland had club-best 16 passes defensed and has led team in passes defensed in each of his first two NFL seasons (14 in 2014). S Dashon Goldson ranked first on club with 108 tackles, his first season with Redskins.


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