The Washington Redskins jumped out to a quick lead and held on to knock off the Green Bay Packers 31-17 in DC on Sunday.
The Redskins racked up 323 yards and 28 points in the first half, taking a 28-10 lead into the locker room at halftime.
The Packers defense tightened in the second half, but the offense had problems with dropped passes and penalties and never could get on track.
Even Aaron Rodgers struggled with his accuracy early and finished 27-44 for 265 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver Randall Cobb had one of his worst days as a pro, dropping two passes and fumbling. Prior to the fumble, the Packers were driving with 5 1/2 minutes left to play and a touchdown would have closed the gab to four points.
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