Packers and Redskins both went to the playoffs last season, but started 2013 with a loss; neither of them wants to be 0-2 when the week ends. Washington visits Green Bay at Lambeau Field this Sunday at 1 PM ET.
The Redskins looked awfully rusty on offense, especially RGIII who didn’t play in the preseason and had a slow start in the loss against the Eagles on Monday night.
“When you’re playing a quarterback that has those kinds of talents and can move around and has a strong arm, you’ve got to be able to (stop) both (aspects of his game),” Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers said. “We played one phase well, we didn’t play the other phase well enough.”
“I’m responsible for the way I play,” Griffin said. “You move on from it. I’m not going to sit here and say I was rusty. I’ve got to be accountable”.
The Packers lost a close one against the 49ers, but they are not making a big deal of it. They started last season 0-1 also losing against San Francisco and made it to the playoffs.
“It’s one game, we lost, now we go back home,” quarterback Aaron Rodgers said. “You want to look at the big picture but also address the things you did wrong. We’re going to do that and be back next week.”
Green Bay needs to commit to the run as the Eagles did on Monday night when LeSean McCoy ran for 188 yards. Packers Eddy Lacy ran only for 41 yards in 14 attempts against San Francisco, but he should find more room this week.
The NFL Odds have the home team as 7.5 points favorites with the game total listed at 49.5.