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Redskins Fall to 0-2 after Beating from Packers

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by Perry Green
AFRO Sports Editor

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    Washington Redskins' Robert Griffin III throws during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. Photo/Morry Gash (AP Photo)




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The Washington Redskins fell to 0-2 on the season after taking a lopsided 38-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 15 in Green Bay, Wis.

The Redskins’ secondary had no answer for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who tossed three touchdowns and more than 300 yards in the first half alone. The Packers led 24-0 at halftime.

Rodgers continued to shred the ‘Skins’ defense in the second half and eventually finished the game completing, 34-of-42 passes for 480 yards and four touchdowns.

Most of Rodgers’ passes were caught by veteran receiver James Jones, who snagged 11 catches for 178 yards. Jordy Nelson also had a big game receiving for Green Bay, finishing with two touchdown passes, and so did Randall Cobb, who caught 9 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown.

Redskins’ second-year quarterback Robert Griffin III had yet another poor start for his team; he completed less than 10 passes for barely 100 yards and tossed a pick in the first half. However, RGIII warmed up in the second half once Green Bay started relaxing on defense with a big lead. Griffin tossed three touchdowns after halftime, completing 26-of-40 passes for 320 yards.

Veteran receiver Pierre Garcon led the ‘Skins in receiving with 8 catches for 143 yards and a touchdown, and second-year running back Alfred Morris rushed for 107 yards on 13 carries.

Next-up: the Redskins (0-2 record) will host the Detroit Lions (1-0 record) on Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. at FedEx Field in Landover, Md.