REGULAR SEASON WEEK 3 WASHINGTON REDSKINS (1-1) VS. GREEN BAY PACKERS (1-0-1)
Sunday, Sept. 23 | 1:00 p.m. ET
FedExField (82,000) | Landover, Md.
The Washington Redskins will cap their first homestand of the 2018 regular season when they host the Green Bay Packers in Week 3. Kickoff at FedExField is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET.
In the last meeting, the Redskins pulled out a 42-24 victory at FedExField over the Packers. The win snapped a two-game skid against Green Bay.
Washington registered 515 total yards in the win as Rob Kelley rushed for 137 yards on 24 attempts (5.7 avg.) and three touchdowns.
The Redskins enter Week 3 with the top defense in the NFL. Washington's defense ranks first in yards per game (247.0) while giving up an average of 161.0 passing yards per game for the league's best in the category.
With three interceptions this season, the Redskins have now recorded at least one interception in six consecutive regular season games for the longest active streak in the NFL.
In last week's game against the Indianapolis Colts, D.J. Swearinger Sr. recorded two interceptions in a game for the second time in his career and is now two picks shy of tying a season high.
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SERIES HISTORY: Redskins trail all-time regular season series, 15-20-1
Last meeting: Nov. 20, 2016 (42-24, WAS)
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The Green Bay Packers enter this weekend with a 1-0-1 record, with an opening win over the Chicago Bears and a tie against the Minnesota Vikings. Green Bay is led by head coach Mike McCarthy, who was hired in 2006, and is the longest tenured head coach in the NFC.
Two time NFL MVP and Super Bowl champion Aaron Rodgers leads the way at quarterback for the Packers. Rodgers has begun the season well, going 50-for-72 for 567 yards, 4 touchdowns and zero interceptions.
Coming off of a strong rookie season, running back Jamaal Williams returns to the lead the rushing attack of the Packers. Williams has 106 yards on 31 attempts this season.
The Packers own a dynamic duo at wide receiver, with veterans Randall Cobb and Davante Adams leading the way. Cobb has recorded 13 receptions for 172 yards and 1 touchdowns, while Adams has supplied 13 receptions for 152 yards and 2 touchdowns this season.
Joining the Packers at tight end this season is five-time Pro Bowler and eight year veteran Jimmy Graham. After sluggish opener, Graham recorded six catches for 95 yards in the tie against the Vikings.
Veteran linebackers Clay Matthews and Nick Perry return to patrol the middle of the field for Green Bay. Matthews has recorded four tackles in two games, while Perry has tallied seven tackles, one sack and a forced fumble.
Tramon Williams joins Green Bay in the offseason and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix returns to lead a potent defensive back corps. Williams has recorded 11 tackles in two game, while Clinton-Dix has secured 10 tackles and an interception.
Kicker Mason Crosby returns for his 12th professional season, all of which have been in Green Bay. Crosby is 6-for-7 in field goals this season, including a long of 48 yards. Crosby is a career 80.4% in field goals and owns a career long of 58 yards.
Sunday’s matchup between the Redskins and Packers will mark the 37th meeting between the two teams all-time. The Packers currently hold a 20-15-1 edge in the all-time series between the two teams, including an 18-14-1 advantage in regular season play. The teams first met at Braves Field in Boston in November 1932, with the Packers earning a 21-0 victory in the inaugural contest.
In the last meeting, the Redskins walked away with a 42-24 victory over the Packers snapping a two-game skid. Rob Kelley rushed for 137 yards on 24 attempts (5.7 avg.) and three touchdowns. A win on Sunday would give the Redskins back-to-back victories against the Packers in regular season play for the first time since defeating Green Bay during the 1986 and 1988 seasons.
Included below are the 36 previous games contested between the Redskins and Packers:
- Date Game Result
- 11/13/1932 vs. Green Bay 21-0 L
- 9/17/1933 at Green Bay 7-7
- 11/19/1933 vs. Green Bay 20-7 W
- 11/4/1934 vs. Green Bay 10-0 L
- 10/11/1936 at Green Bay 31-2 L
- 11/8/1936 vs. Green Bay 7-3 L
- 12/13/1936** vs. Green Bay 21-6 L
- 11/28/1937 vs. Green Bay 14-6 W
- 10/29/1939 at Green Bay 24-14 L
- 11/30/1941 vs. Green Bay 22-17 L
- 10/17/1943 at Green Bay 33-7 W
- 12/1/1946 vs. Green Bay 20-7 L
- 10/19/1947 at Green Bay 27-10 L
- 10/24/1948 at Green Bay 23-7 W
- 12/4/1949 vs. Green Bay 30-0 W
- 9/24/1950 at Green Bay 35-21 L
- 10/5/1952 at Green Bay 35-20 L
- 10/19/1958 vs. Green Bay 37-21 W
- 11/22/1959 at Green Bay 21-0 L
- 11/24/1968 vs. Green Bay 27-7 L
- 11/26/1972 vs. Green Bay 21-16 W
- 12/24/1972** vs. Green Bay 16-3 W
- 11/3/1974 at Green Bay 17-6 W
- 11/21/1977 vs. Green Bay 10-9 W
- 12/2/1979 vs. Green Bay 38-21 W
- 10/17/1983 at Green Bay 48-47 L
- 11/9/1986 at Green Bay 16-7 W
- 10/23/1988 at Green Bay 20-17 W
- 9/24/2001 at Green Bay 37-0 L
- 10/20/2002 at Green Bay 30-9 L
- 10/31/2004 vs. Green Bay 28-14 L
- 10/14/2007 at Green Bay 17-14 L
- 10/10/2010 vs. Green Bay 16-13 (OT) W
- 9/15/2013 at Green Bay 38-20 L
- 1/10/2016** vs. Green Bay 35-18 L
- 11/20/2016 vs. Green Bay 42-24 W
NOTABLE REDSKINS/PACKERS CONNECTIONS
Packers from the Washington D.C. area:
- LB Oren Burks (Fairfax Station, Va.)
- S Raven Greene (Virginia Beach, Va.)
- T/G Alex Light (Salem, Va.)
Packers who went to college in the Washington, D.C. area:
- Defensive Coordinator Mike Pettine (Virginia)
- S Raven Greene (James Madison)
- T/G Alex Light (Richmond)
Notable Pro Connections:
- Head Coach Jay Gruden (2011-13) worked with Packers Assistant Defensive Line Coach Jay Hayes (03-15) for the Cincinnati Bengals. Gruden served as Offensive Coordinator and Hayes as Defensive Line Coach.
- Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach Bill Callahan (2008-11), Offensive Coordinator Matt Cavanaugh (09-12), Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica (07-13) and Passing Game Coordinator Kevin O'Connell (QB-Player, 10-11) and Packers Defensive Coordinator Mike Pettine (09-12) and DL Muhammad Wilkerson (11-17) were all members of the New York Jets. Callahan served as Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line, Cavanaugh as Quarterbacks Coach, Kotwica as Assistant Special Teams Coach and Pettine as Defensive Coordinator.
- Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Kavan Latham (2014-16) also worked for the Jets when Packers Muhammad Wilkerson played on the team.
- Callahan (2012-14) worked for the Dallas Cowboys when Packers LB Korey Toomer (14) played there. Callahan served as Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach.
- Cavanaugh (1999-04) worked with Packers Mike Pettine (02-08) for the Baltimore Ravens. Cavanaugh served as Offensive Coordinator and Pettine as a Video Assistant (02)/Coaching Assistant/Quality Control Coach (03)/Defensive Assistant (04).
- Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky (LB-Player, 1994-99) played for the Kansas City Chiefs when Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy (1993-98) worked there. McCarthy served as Offensive Assistant/Quality Control Coach (93-94)/Quarterbacks Coach (95-99).
- Manusky (2007-10), Defensive Line Coach Jim Tomsula (07-15), TE Vernon Davis (06-15) and QB Alex Smith (05-12) and Packers Quarterbacks Coach Frank Cignetti Jr. (07) and Offense-Pass Game Coordinator Jim Hostler (05-07) were all members of the San Francisco 49ers. Manusky served as Defensive Coordinator, Tomsula as Defensive Line Coach, Cignetti Jr. as Quarterbacks Coach and Hostler as Offensive Coordinator.
- Smith also played for the 49ers when Packers Mike McCarthy worked there in 2005. McCarthy served as Offensive Coordinator.
- Manusky (2012-15) worked with Packers Jim Hostler (15-17) for the Indianapolis Colts. Manusky served as Defensive Coordinator and Hostler as Wide Receivers Coach.
- Defensive Quality Control Coach Cannon Matthews (2014-15) worked for the Tennessee Titans when Packers T/G Byron Bell (15-16) played there. Packers G Justin McCray was on the practice squad in 2014.
- Matthews (2016) worked for the Cleveland Browns when Packers RB Darius Jackson (16-17) and CB Tramon Williams (15-16) played there. Matthews served as Assistant Defensive Backs Coach.
- Passing Game Coordinator Kevin O'Connell (2015) and Packers Mike Pettine (14-15), Tight Ends Coach Brian Angelichio (14-15), Defensive Quality Control Coach Ryan Downard (14-15) and CB Tramon Williams (15-16) were all members of the Cleveland Browns. O'Connell served as Quarterbacks Coach, Pettine as Head Coach, Angelichio as Tight Ends Coach and Downard as Defensive Coaching Assistant.
- Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard (2013) worked with Packers Mike Pettine (13) for the Buffalo Bills. K Dustin Hopkins played on the team from 2013-14. Hilliard served as Wide Receivers Coach and Pettine as Defensive Coordinator.
- Hopkins and DB Kenny Ladler (14-15) also played for the Bills when Packers Jim Hostler (14) worked there. Hostler served as Senior Offensive Assistant Coach.
- Running Backs Coach Randy Jordan (RB-Player, 1993) played with Packers Associate Head Coach/Linebackers Winston Moss (LB-Player, 91-94) on the Los Angeles Raiders.
Pro Player Connections:
- OL Tony Bergstrom (2012-15) played with Packers LB Korey Toomer (15) on the Oakland Raiders.
- DT Caleb Brantley (2017) played with Packers RB Darius Jackson (16-17) and QB DeShone Kizer (17) on the Cleveland Browns.
- LB Mason Foster (2011-14) played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when Packers Brian Angelichio (12-13) worked there. Angelichio served as Tight Ends Coach.
- DL Ziggy Hood (2014) played with Packers TE Marcedes Lewis (06-17) on the Jacksonville Jaguars.
- Hopkins (2014) and T Ty Nsekhe (14) played with Packers TE Jimmy Graham (10-14) on the New Orleans Saints.
- LB Pernell McPhee (2011-14) played for the Baltimore Ravens when Packers Jim Hostler (08-13) worked there. Hostler served as Wide Receivers Coach.
- CB Josh Norman (12-15) played with Packers T/G Byron Bell (11-14) on the Carolina Panthers.
- RB Adrian Peterson played with Packers CB Tramon Williams on the Arizona Cardinals in 2017.
- WR Brian Quick (2012-16) and Packers TE Lance Kendricks (11-16), LB Korey Toomer (14), Quarterbacks Coach Frank Cignetti Jr. (12-15) and Running Backs Coach Ben Sirmans (12-14) were all members of the St. Louis/LA Rams. Cignetti Jr. served as Quarterbacks Coach (12-14)/Offensive Coordinator (15) and Sirmans as Running Backs Coach.
- WR Paul Richardson Jr. (2014-17) played with Packers TE Jimmy Graham (15-17) and LB Korey Toomer (12-14) on the Seattle Seahawks.
- LB Zach Vigil (15-16) played for the Miami Dolphins when Packers Offensive Coordinator Joe Philbin (12-15) worked there. Philbin served as Head Coach.
Notable College Connections:
- Director of Player Development Malcolm Blacken (2011-12) worked at Colorado when WR Paul Richardson Jr. (10-13) and Packers T David Bakhtiari (10-12) played there. Blacken served as Director of Speed, Strength & Conditioning.
- Offensive Coordinator Matt Cavanaugh (1993) worked at Pitt with Packers Defensive Coordinator Mike Pettine (93-94). Cavanaugh served as Tight Ends Coach and Pettine as a Graduate Assistant.
- Cavanaugh (2005-08) also worked at Pitt with Packers Tight Ends Coach Brian Angelichio (06-10). Cavanaugh served as Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach and Angelichio as Offensive Assistant/Tight Ends Coach (06)/Tight Ends Coach (07-10).
- Assistant Offensive Line Coach Phil Rauscher (OL-Player, 2004-05) played at UCLA with Packers TE Marcedes Lewis (02-05).
- Rauscher (2008-09) also worked at UCLA with Packers Wide Receivers Coach Doug Raih (08-09). Rauscher served as a Graduate Assistant and Raih as a Football Intern.
- Assistant Defensive Backs Coach James Rowe (2015) worked at Florida when DT Caleb Brantley (14-16) and Packers LB Antonio Morrison (12-15) played there. Rowe served as a Defensive Graduate Assistant.
- CB Quinton Dunbar (11-14) and TE Jordan Reed (09-12) also played with Antonio Morrison at Florida.
- Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Kavan Latham (2011) worked at Rutgers with Packers Brian Angelichio (11) and Quarterbacks Coach Frank Cignetti Jr. (11). Latham served as a Strength and Conditioning Intern, Angelichio as Tight Ends Coach and Cignetti Jr. as Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach.
- DL Jonathan Allen (2013-16) and LB Ryan Anderson (13-16) played with Packers S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (11-13) at Alabama.
- Allen, Anderson, LB Shaun Dion Hamilton (14-17) and DL Daron Payne (15-17) played with Packers P JK Scott (14-17) at Alabama.
- T Geron Christian Sr. (2015-17) and LB Josh Harvey-Clemons (15-16) played with Packers CB Jaire Alexander (15-17) at Louisville.
- WR Jamison Crowder (2011-14) played with Packers G Lucas Patrick (12-15) at Duke.
- CB Fabian Moreau (2012-16) played with Packers DL Kenny Clark (13-16) at UCLA.
- G Brandon Scherff (2011-14) played with Packers DL Mike Daniels (08-11) at Iowa. Packers David Raih (10-12) coached there and served as a Graduate Assistant (O Line/TEs).
- LB Preston Smith (2011-14) played with Packers LS Hunter Bradley (12-17) at Mississippi State.
- LS Nick Sundberg (2005-08) played at California when Packers Frank Cignetti Jr. (08) worked there. Cignetti Jr. served as Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach.
- LB Zach Vigil (2010-14) played with Packers LB Kyle Fackrell (12-15) at Utah State.
- The Washington Redskins will cap their first homestand of the 2018 regular season when they host the Green Bay Packers in Week 3. Kickoff at FedExField is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET.
- In the last meeting, the Redskins pulled out a 42-24 victory at FedExField over the Packers. The win snapped a two-game skid against Green Bay.
- Washington registered 515 total yards in the win as Rob Kelley rushed for 137 yards on 24 attempts (5.7 avg.) and three touchdowns.
- The Redskins enter Week 3 with the top defense in the NFL. Washington's defense ranks first in yards per game (247.0) while giving up an average of 161.0 passing yards per game for the league's best in the category.
- With three interceptions this season, the Redskins have now recorded at least one interception in six consecutive regular season games for the longest active streak in the NFL.
- In last week's game against the Indianapolis Colts, D.J. Swearinger Sr. recorded two interceptions in a game for the second time in his career and is now two picks shy of tying a season high.