Redskins stomp Packers in 42-24 rout

John Cascella, Staff Writer

The Washington Redskins might have played their best game of the season, beating the Green Bay Packers 42-24 thanks in part to the duo of Kirk Cousins and Robert “Fat Rob” Kelley who led the Redskins to their highest scoring game of the season thanks to Cousins 375 yards and 3 touchdown passes and Kelley’s 137 rushing yards and 3 touchdown runs. The game started with multiple 3 and outs, as both teams could not capitalize due to the wind.

The Redskins finally got on the board with 3:03 left in the first quarter thanks to a 17 yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins to formidable deep threat Desean Jackson. The Packers quickly struck back with Rodgers avoiding Redskins defenders and converting 2 crucial 4th downs plays which ultimately led to a 13 yard touchdown catch by Jordy Nelson tying the game at 7. The Redskins could not respond and quickly punted the ball back to the Packers, Who could only manage a 36 yard field goal from 10th year veteran kicker Mason Crosby. The Redskins managed to score another touchdown before halftime from Rob Kelley thanks to 2 crucial catches by tight end Jordan Reed but opted to go for 2 because of the wind, which has had a major effect on multiple points after attempts.

The Redskins started off the 3rd quarter only managing to make a 37 yard field goal from kicker Dustin Hopkins. The Packers started off their next drive strong but ended up with no points as Mason Crosby missed a 36 yard field goal thanks to the wind. Kirk Cousins quickly ended the drive for Washington by throwing a nice spiral to slot receiver Jamison Crowder which resulted in a 44 yard touchdown. The Packers finally got on the board again with a 33 yard catch and run by running back James Starks.

The 4th quarter started off with a bang as Kirk Cousins and wide receiver Pierre Garcon for 70 yards. With 10 minutes and 8 seconds A-Rod connected to Tight End Jared Cook for 6 yards making the score 29-24 Redskins. Robert Kelley scampered for 2 more touchdowns, increasing their lead over the Packers by 18 points. The game was so far out of reach that the Packers brought in backup Quarterback Brett Hundley for the last drive of the game. The Redskins 42-24 win brought the team to a 6-3-1 record.  This has been the Packers 4th straight loss in a row, potentially putting head coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson on the hot seat. The Redskins travel to Dallas on Thursday to face the 9-1 Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day while the Packers travel to Philadelphia to play on Monday Night Football against the Eagles, hoping to end their 4 game losing streak.