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Sunday’s matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins lived up to the hype of what a primetime game is supposed to look like. From start to finish, it was shootout between two of the top quarterbacks in the league.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers went toe to toe in a quarterback duel with Redskins’ QB Kirk Cousins, but it was Washington’s talented young running back, Robert Kelley, who ended up being the difference maker to beat Green Bay 24-42.
Rodgers looked calm and collected, leading the Pack down the field and scoring at the start of the fourth quarter to close the gap to a five-point game. That touchdown pass to TE Jared Cook was Rodgers’ third of the day that went along with 351 passing yards with an added 33 yards on three rushes.
All of those yards were crucial to keep Green bay in the game, as Cousins threw for 371 yards and 3 TDs. Still, it was Redskins RB Kelley who got the final big play.
Rodgers connected with Cook with just over three minutes left in the game when CB Josh Norman made an unreal play to come from behind and knock the ball out of Cook’s hands to force a turnover. Kelley managed to find a hole for a big run to, which eventually turned into a touchdown, sealing the game.
Though it was a tough loss for the Pack on the road, it was an incredible game that once again highlights Green Bay’s deep and talented passing offense.