Washington Redskins defeat Green Bay Packers, 16-13
Landover, Md. — Go ahead and apply the Wite-Out to "pass rush" on that preseason laundry list of what might ail the Green Bay Packers.
The Packers besieged Washington's Donovan McNabb on Sunday just like they did most of the other quarterbacks they've faced in the first five games.
Weakness? Not anymore.
Actually, pass rush was the best thing the Packers had going for them in a 16-13 overtime loss to the Redskins at FedEx Field.
"I think they're one of the most...
Landover, Md. — For three quarters Sunday at FedEx Field, it looked like this would be a triumph of the system for Mike McCarthy, Ted Thompson and the rest of the Green Bay Packers.
Playing without Ryan Grant and Mark Tauscher on offense, Nick Barnett and Morgan Burnett on defense, nickel back Sam Shields and nickel linebacker Brandon Chillar, the Packers promptly lost Jermichael Finley on the second play from scrimmage and Ryan Pickett on the fifth.
Still, it didn't...
Landover, Md. — A pair of crutches were propped inside Jermichael Finley's locker Sunday as the Green Bay tight end spoke after another sizable disappointment just five games into an already sinking sensation of a season.
That right there is probably the best imagery available for the state of the Packers at the moment.
"I guess the injury bug is on us this year," said Finley, who confirmed he would miss at least the Miami game, after suffering a hamstring injury les...
Landover, Md. — It's gotten to the point where a player as important to the Green Bay Packers' offense as Jermichael Finley is wondering whether he made a mistake attempting to tackle a Washington defender after a fumble.
The way things are going with the injury-riddled Packers, any wrong move could cost you a season.
"Donald (Lee) had fumbled, and I was going after that tackle," Finley said, recalling the second play of the game. "When I was going (after it), I was ...