The Packers finally return to Lambeau Field today for the visiting Washington Redskins — a team that is perhaps only slightly more talented than that last week opponent, New York Giants. Nothing is a given in this sport, but barring an act of God, we will hopefully see another win before the final three games of the season in which the Packers will face each member of their NFC North division.
Once again this season, the Packers are going into a game reasonably healthy with minimal injuries. Also once again, let’s all hope it stays that way after the game before the more important divisional games — especially the one on the road against the Minnesota Vikings.
A Few Things You Should Know:
This most certainly is not a must-win game for the Packers, but with the team’s pride still hurting from the loss to the 49ers, do not expect them to hold back until they have a comfortable lead.
The Packers have won four in a row against the Washington Redskins – the total scores for those match-ups is 122-43
The all-time record for the Packers against Redskins at Lambeau is 7-2-1
According to Sportsline, Green Bay is favored by 12.5-points with an over-under at 42.
Packers Head Coach Matt LaFleur was a quarterbacks coach for the Washington Redskins from 2010 to 2013
Packers President/CEO also played with the Redskins from 1977 to 1984
Packers LB Preston Smith was drafted by Washington and spent four season there
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers dominates the NFL in the winter. His Dec/Jan career passer rating is #1 of all-time at 111.2
While currently tied with Mike Holmgren and Mike Sherman for total wins in the first season as a head coach, Matt LaFleur will top that list by winning today because that’s how numbers work.
CB Tony Brown, CD Kevin King, and T Billy Turner all listed as questionable. Turner is not likely to play due to an illness, but the former two were participants in Friday’s practice session.
Injuries for the Redskins: WR Paul Richardson, Jr., WR Trey Quinn, and S Deshazor Everett.
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When: December 8th — 12:00 Central
Where: Lambeau Field – Green Bay, Wisconsin
Television: NFL on Fox – Kenny Albert/Ronde Barber
Radio: WTMJ – Live Stream