Two teams with legitimate Super Bowl aspirations limp into Lambeau Field in Week 2, as the Green Bay Packers host the Washington Redskins on Sunday after both teams lost in Week 1.
Green Bay put up a fierce fight at Candlestick Park against the San Francisco 49ers, losing 34-28. The Packers took a four-point lead midway through the fourth quarter, but the 49ers responded by scoring 10 unanswered points to seal the victory.
Colin Kaepernick threw for 412 yards and three touchdowns, firing lasers all over the field to Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis—among others. Dom Capers and his defensive staff have some work to do in order to improve this week against the Redskins.
Robert Griffin III's return from his knee injury didn't go as he hoped. He was extremely rusty to start the game and didn't look like himself until late in the fourth quarter. Even at his best in the game against the Philadelphia Eagles, however, RGIII clearly wasn't as quick or mobile as he was last year before getting injured.
Both teams need a win badly to get off the schneid. Here's a look at when and where to catch the game.
When: Sunday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m. ET
Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wis.
Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket
Betting Lines (via Bovada)
- Over/Under: 50.5 pts.
- Spread: Green Bay (-7.5)
Packers Injury Report (via NFL.com)
Redskins Injury Report (via NFL.com)
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Which RGIII Will We See?
If Griffin III starts this week against the Packers the same way he finished against the Eagles, then the Redskins will have a shot at winning this difficult road game. But if he shows up rusty like he did in the first half on Monday Night Football, then the Eagles are doomed.
After completing just six of 13 passes to open the game in Week 1, Griffin finished strong, completing 24 of 36 passes to finish the game, as noted by NBC Sports:
Aaron Rodgers will get Green Bay off to a hot start on offense, and RGIII must be able to match him. Based on what we saw on MNF, there's a good chance that's exactly what we'll see.
Both teams looked impressive at times in defeat in Week 1.
Green Bay's defense absolutely stuffed the 49ers' vaunted rushing attack, holding San Francisco to just 90 yards on 34 carries. Alfred Morris struggled to run against the Eagles, which leads one to believe the 'Skins will struggle once again in this capacity this week against the Pack.
However, the Redskins could do some serious damage through the air, given the fact that the Packers surrendered so much real estate to the 49ers down the field last Sunday at the 'Stick.
This is a tough game to decide, therefore I'm picking the home team to pull out a close victory.
Packers win 30-27
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