Rodgers fears knee will get worse


"I don't think you can say because I did some of those things in the game [against Minnesota] that automatically I'll be able to do that and more on Sunday".

Rodgers expects to be dealing with the knee injury for a while, but doesn't now seem to be in any danger of not playing.

When Green Bay is on defense, it'll see its easiest matchup yet.

When comparing positions, Green Bay obviously wins at Quarterback. That's because, through two games, the Redskins have the top pass defense in the National Football League led by corner Josh Norman and a pretty solid pass rush.

Defensive coordinator Greg Manusky likes to blitz often, so the Packers will again attempt to quick, rhythm passes and screens to counter this strategy.

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Adrian Peterson carried the ball 11 times for 20 yards. He even rushed three times for 8 yards, including a 7-yard scramble to convert a third-and-7 on the Packers' first touchdown drive.

As long as Rodgers remains hampered by his knee injury, it will be more important than usual for the Packers offensive line to protect their star quarterback. "It's interesting they released it as of [Monday] trying to get ahead of this whole situation". The Redskins are solid, not spectacular on defense but if they can hold Green Bay to around 17-20 points, they will have a chance to win. He looked very accurate against the Colts. Though his knee was clearly bothering him, Rodgers began moving more than he had in the first half, dodging the Redskins pass rush and completing quick, effective passes that slowly sent Washington backward.

The NFL announced this week that it would use linebacker Clay Matthews' roughing-the-passer penalty on Minnesota's Kirk Cousins as part of its weekly teaching video provided to teams. Matt Ioannidis leads the Redskins in sacks, and he will need to get one against the Packers, or at least create some sort of pressure.

Aaron Jones returns. His first run picks up 10 yards for the Packers. Alex Smith will be working hard this week to be ready to perform at a high level with a revamped receiving corps. Why run the ball when you have a weapon like Aaron Rodgers? By all accounts, fans should expect to see the Aaron Rodgers that they remember.

That said, Washington can compete in this game, but improvement is a necessity after Week 2. If they were more than just a 3 point underdog, I may have picked them to cover the spread. The Packers looked like they were in control for pretty much the entire game until Davon House got burned by Stefon Diggs for a 75-yard score.