TV Schedule: Sunday, Sept. 15, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX
Stadium: Lambeau Field
Weather: Low 49, High 66
Line: Green Bay (-9)
The Green Bay Packers played in a game that could end up being a rematch once the postseason rolls around. Losing to the San Francisco 49ers, the Packers allowed Colin Kaepernick to run — or throw — all over their defense. Clay Matthews picked up a dumb penalty that ultimately led to a controversial touchdown in the second quarter that was the difference in this one. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was solid as always in week one, passing for 333 yards and three touchdowns with an interception as well. Eddie Lacy scored his first touchdown as a pro while only rushing for 41 yards on 17 carries.
On the other side of the field, the Washington Redskins played one of two Monday night games in week one. The biggest question mark heading into the game was whether Robert Griffin III could come back and produce like he did before he tore his ACL in his rookie season. Griffin III came out sluggish and eventually picked up his play in the second half, finishing with 329 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions against the Philadelphia Eagles. Second-year back Alfred Morris was almost non-existent as he rushed for just 45 yards on 12 carries and a late touchdown.
Defensively, the Redskins and Packers both had trouble stopping the passing attacks of the Eagles and Redskins, respectively. The Redskins’ defense allowed Michael Vick to pass for 203 yards and two touchdowns while LeSean McCoy ran for over 180 yards. The Packers allowed Kaepernick to pass for over 400 yards and wide out Anquan Boldin caught 13 passes for over 200 yards. Both teams’ secondaries need some work.
PREDICTION: Redskins 28, Packers 35