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Redskins Turn Their Attention To The Packers


Now that Sunday's game against the Vikings has wrapped up, the Redskins' next game will be against the Packers, a team Washington last saw in January during the playoffs.

It will be a rematch of January's playoff game in front of a national audience, as the Redskins next Sunday will host the Packers at FedExField.

The Packers will enter next Sunday's primetime clash at FedExField in Landover, Md., with a record of 4-5 following Sunday's 47-25 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Green Bay, of course, is led by future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers. After a shaky start to the season in the passing game, Rodgers has gotten the Packers' aerial attack moving in recent weeks as the former University of California star has thrown for 22 touchdowns to seven interceptions.

For his career, the 2005 first-round pick has passed for nearly 35,000 yards and 277 touchdowns to just 70 interceptions.

While Rodgers' season has gotten on track, the running game has struggled mightily without Week 1 starter Eddie Lacy.

Lacy was placed on Injured Reserve last month with an ankle injury and backup James Starks has missed significant time this season after undergoing knee surgery last month.

Starks returned to action against the Titans, but the seven-year Buffalo product hasn't been able to get much going on the ground to date. He recorded seven carries for 33 yards in the loss.

The Packers' passing attack is headlined by a three-headed receiving corps of Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Davante Adams.

All three entered Sunday's game with at least 400 receiving yards and a combined 16 receiving touchdowns.

Through the Packers' first eight games of the season, the defense was led by Jake Ryan in tackles (59) and Nick Perry in sacks (six). Cornerback Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, meanwhile, is one of six Packers players with at least one interception.

Sunday's game will be featured on Sunday Night Football and will mark the first time the two teams have played since squaring off in a Wild Card Round matchup in January at FedExField.

The Redskins jumped out to an early 11-0 lead before the Packers worked their way back into the game and eventually pulled away for a 35-18 victory.

Washington and Green Bay have met 35 times before dating back to the 1932 season. While the Packers hold a 20-14-1 advantage in the series, the Redskins won the previous regular season meeting at FedExField.

During an overtime game in 2010, Green Bay was leading 13-3 through three quarters before Washington knotted the score at the end of the fourth quarter. In the extra frame, Graham Gano would win in for the Redskins with a successful 33-yard field goal conversion.  

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