Game 10: Packers @ Redskins

When: Sunday, November 20 @830 PM
Where: Fed Ex Field
Weather: Windy (23 mph) with a low of 31
Radio: SportsTalk 980
TV: NBC4 Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter)
Line: Redskins -2.5 (Over/Under 50.5 points)

The Redskins and Packers meet for the 33rd time, Sunday night at Fed Ex Field. Green Bay leads the series all-time 18-13-1, including five of the last six meetings. Mike McCarthy is 2-1 over his career vs. the Burgundy and Gold, while it’s Jay Gruden’s first time up against the Pack.

CBS with the doubleheader on Sunday, with much of the nation, including DC Metro, getting Baltimore at Dallas. The national game at 4 PM, features Seattle hosting Philadelphia. The 1 PM FOX game is Chicago in New York to take on the Giants. A good weekend to catch the entire NFC East on the tube.

Prime Time

Thursday Night- New Orleans @ Carolina (NBC)
Sunday Night- Green Bay @ Washington (NBC)
Monday Night- Houston vs Oakland in Mexico City (ESPN)

GAME 9 OPPONENT

The Green Bay Packers enter Week 11 following a 47-25 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 10. Head Coach Mike McCarthy in his 11th season as head coach of the Packers. Green Bay stands at 4-5 and in third place in the NFC North this season after concluding their 2015 campaign with a 10-6 record and a second-place finish in the NFC North.

Veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers is in his 12th season with the Packers after being drafted by Green Bay in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft (24th overall). Through 10 weeks this season Rodgers has completed 233-of-369 passes (63.1 percent) for 2,410 yards with 22 touchdowns.

Running back Eddie Lacy leads the Packers in rushing with 71 attempts for 360 yards. Rodgers has added 37 carries for 226 yards and all three of the team’s rushing touchdowns this season.

Wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams are tied for the team lead with 50 receptions each. Nelson has gained 635 yards and eight touchdowns while Adams has added 621 yards and six touchdowns.

Linebackers Jake Ryan and Blake Martinez are the leading tacklers on the Packers’ defense. Ryan has recorded 58 total tackles (40 solo), while Martinez has posted 54 total tackles (36 solo) this season. Linebacker Nick Perry leads the Green Bay defense in sacks with six. Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix ranks first among the Packers’ defense in interceptions this season with two. This season, kicker Mason Crosby has made 17-of-19 field goal attempts (89.5 percent). Punter Jacob Schum has averaged 44.9 yards per punt on 28 punts.

Ty Montgomery has served as the team’s primary kick returner, posting seven kick returns for 170 yards (24.3 avg.). Punt returner Trevor Davis has averaged 12.8 yards per return on nine punt returns this season.

FROM THE PARK

GAME NOTES

REMATCH of last year’s NFC WC game (GB 35-18)…PACKERS: QB AARON RODGERS passed for 480 yards & 4 TDs for 146 rating in last meeting. Has 1,240 yards (310 per game) with 12 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 99.2 rating in past 4…RB JAMES STARKS had rush TD in 2015 WC…WR DAVANTE ADAMS is averaging 8.8 receptions for 100.8 yards & has 3 TDs in past 4. WR RANDALL COBB had 9 receptions for 128 yards & TD in last meeting. WR JORDY NELSON had 12 receptions for 126 yards & TD in Week 10. Had 2 rec. TDs in last meeting. Ties for NFL lead with 8 TD catches…Rookie LB BLAKE MARTINEZ had career-high 10 tackles last week. LB NICK PERRY had 2.5 sacks in 2015 WC. S MORGAN BURNETT aims for 3rd in row with sack…REDSKINS: QB KIRK COUSINS passed for 329 yards with TD & added rush TD in 2015 WC. Has 7 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 103.5 rating in past 3 at home…Rookie RB ROB KELLEY rushed for career-high 97 yards last week…WR JAMISON CROWDER aims for 3rd in row with TD catch. WR PIERRE GARÇON had 8 receptions for 143 yards & TD in last meeting. TE VERNON DAVIS is averaging 89.8 yards per game & has 6 TDs in 5 career meetings. Aims for 3rd in row at home with TD catch. TE JORDAN REED had 9 receptions for 120 yards & TD in 2015 WC. Has 14 rec. TDs since 2015, tied for most among TEs…LB WILL COMPTON is averaging 9.8 tackles in past 5 at home. LB RYAN KERRIGAN has 5.5 sacks in past 5. LB TRENT MURPHY has 5.5 sacks in past 6 at home. LB PRESTON SMITH had 2 sacks & INT in Week 10. CB JOSH NORMAN has 41 PD since 2014, tied for 2nd most in NFL.

INJURY REPORT

Cover Photo Courtesy Redskins.com

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