In his last 10 games, Washington’s
Cousins was even more impressive at home. In his final seven home games, he had 15 touchdowns with no interceptions. He and Seattle’s
Rodgers, meanwhile, lacking receivers who can consistently get open, had his lowest passer rating this season (92.7) since he became a starter in 2008.
That said, Cousins is appropriately deferential when discussing Rodgers' body of work.
“Aaron is at the top,” Cousins told reporters this week. “I feel like I’ve stood up here and said that about Tom Brady when we played the
“When you’re talking about a concussion it’s obviously different than other injuries,” Packers Coach
Much of the Packers’ success will depend on their running game, which features pounder
Washington has had vulnerabilities when it comes to stopping the run. The Redskins are 26th in run defense, yielding 122.6 yards per game.
By the numbers
How teams compare statistically. All stats are per-game averages, except for turnover differential, which is for the season (league rank in parentheses):
STATISTICS | GB | WAS
Points scored | 23.0 (15) | 24.2 (10)
Points allowed | 20.2 (12) | 23.7 (17)
Pass offense | 218.9 (25) | 255.9 (11)
Rush offense | 115.6 (12) | 97.9 (20)
Pass defense | 227.6 (6) | 258.0 (25)
Rush defense | 91.2 (5) | 122.6 (26)
Sacks | 43 (T7) | 38 (T14)
Penalty yards | 56.6 (15) | 51.7 (8)
Turnovers | +5 (T10) | +4 (14)
Sam Farmer's pick
The Packers' offensive line is broken down, and their receivers can't get separation. That's the recipe for a long day for Rodgers, great as he is. If he had time, he could pick people apart. Cousins has been terrific at home all year.