Green Bay Packers vs. Washington Redskins: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

Tyler DumaFeatured ColumnistJanuary 10, 2016

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates after running back Eddie Lacy scored during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)
Mark Tenally

The Green Bay Packers came into FedExField looking like a true underdog in their matchup with the Washington Redskins.

The contest featured two teams trending in total opposite directions. Washington comes in as the winner of its last four, while Green Bay has lost two straight against the Cardinals and Vikings.

The Packers offense had been inconsistent all season, and looked almost completely incompetent in their two prior efforts, but they came into D.C. and got the job done. The team ran the ball well, logging 141 yards on 32 attempts, and Aaron Rodgers chipped in 210 yards and two touchdowns to complement the rushing attack.

The Redskins kept the game close through much of the first half, but the offense struggled after the break, and scored just seven points in the final 30 minutes of play. Their season is over, but the future looks bright with Kirk Cousins at quarterback and an elite-level talent like Jordan Reed at tight end.

The Redskins may be going home, but the Packers are moving on. Next week, they'll head to Arizona as they look to avenge the whooping that the Cardinals handed out when these two teams faced off in Week 16.


Packers 35, Redskins 18