WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- The last 30 teams to start 0-2 to begin the NFL season have missed the playoffs. That's why Sunday's Redskins game in Lambeau Field is so significant. Both teams are 0-1. Additionally, soggy conditions will play a factor.
The Redskins will be without kicker Kai Forbath. John Potter will take his place, making his NFL debut. The Packers have three players inactive in their secondary. We will have live updates all day.
The Packers marched down the field with ease. Aaron Rodgers found quick passes to many receivers, but mainly Randall Cobb (3 catches, 42 yards on the first drive). But the Packers were stifled once got a first and goal situation. Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan sacked Rodgers on back-to-back plays, forcing a Green Bay field goal.
The Redskins first drive was not as successful. It lasted four plays and ended with a shanked punt from Sav Rocca.
The Packers early strategy on RGIII has been blitzing extra linebackers. It has flustered the quarterback into several errant throws. Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan must combat this with unique play calling.
Late in the quarter Rodgers found his best playmaker again, Randall Cobb. This time Cobb took a fourth-and-three pass 35-yards to the end zone for a touchdown. Cobb out ran every Redskins defender on a beautifully designed play. The Redskins would respond to end the quarter from their own playmaker, Pierre Garcon. Number 88 took a screen pass 45 yards into Green Bay territory to end the first quarter.
Packers 10, Redskins 0
The route is on. Another quick march down the field -- 8 plays, 75 yards, in just 3:13 -- leads to a Jordy Nelson 14-yard touchdown catch. The Packers lead 17-0. But you can't blame this entirely on the defense. The Redskins offense has yet to develop any consistency, and once again RGIII does not look like the rookie of the year he was in 2012.
It's now 24-0 Packers. This is pathetic. And the worst part? If the Redskins indeed are terrible this season, they don't possess their first round pick. The St. Louis Rams own that selection in the Redskins trade for Robert Griffin III.
The Redskins finally caught a break to end the half. As Packers receiver James Jones stretched for a touchdown, he fumbled the ball into the pylon, causing a touch back. Aaron Rodgers has 335 yards passing at the half with three touchdowns and a 143.9 QB Rating.
Packers 24, Redskins 0
Much of the same in the third quarter. Another Packers drive, another Aaron Rodgers touchdown pass. At what point do we stop calling RGIII rusty, and start calling his play a sophomore slump? Packers lead 31-0.
Hey, the Redskins scored! Pierre Garcon hauled in a 6-yard touchdown pass from Griffin late in the third quarter. Packers still lead 31-7.
Packers 31, Redskins 7
Let me chime in on something opinionated: the Redskins will NOT and should not bench Robert Griffin III. He's healthy enough to succeed as an NFL quarterback and they traded three first round picks to obtain. I agree, Griffin is nowhere near the quarterback he was last season. But let's not forget Washington started 3-6 last season. Do not completely write this team off yet. Improvements will be made.
Griffin just threw a touchdown pass to rookie tight end Jordan Reed. The Packers lead 38-14. Another touchdown to Santana Moss makes it 38 - 20 (two point conversion was no good). Griffin has now thrown for over 300 yards in consecutive games for the first time ever in his career.
Final Score: Packers 38, Redskins 20