Packers roll behind Rodgers' career day
Aaron Rodgers tied a team-record with 480 passing yards, as the Green Bay Packers crushed Washington 38-to-20 yesterday at Lambeau Field. It was 24-nothing at the half, and 31-nothing midway through the third quarter when the Packers took their collective foot-off-the-gas. Rodgers threw four touchdown passes, as he tied Matt Flynn's yardage record from 2011. A-Rod went 34-of-42 on the day without an interception. He had 335 yards by halftime. The Packers amassed 580 total yards, second-highest in team history. James Jones had a career-high 178 receiving yards with 11 catches. James Starks ran for 132 yards and a touchdown, the Packers' first 100-yard regular season rushing performance since October of 2010. Randall Cobb had nine catches for 128 yards a touchdown, surpassing 100 receiving yards for the fourth time in five regular season contests dating back to last year. Jordy Nelson caught a pair of touchdown passes, and Jermichael Finley had Green Bay's other T-D. Robert Griffin-the-Third threw for 320 yards and three touchdown passes for the Redskins. Most of that came long after the game was decided. Pierre Garcon had 143 receiving yards and a touchdown. Alfred Morris ran for 107 yards, as the Redskins dropped to 0-and-2 for the first time since 2006. Green Bay is 1-and-1. The Pack will play at Cincinnati next Sunday.
Packers' running back Eddie Lacy suffered a concussion on what appeared to be a helmet-to-helmet hit by 'Skins safety Brandon Meriweather -- who left in the second quarter himself with a concussion. Under N-F-L rules, both will have to complete a series of tests before they can practice. Packers' coach Mike McCarthy says Lacy could miss the Cincinnati game next week, the last one before the Pack's bye week. Fullback John Kuhn left the game with a hamstring injury. It was not immediately known how severe it is. Packers' safety Morgan Burnett missed his second straight game with a lingering hamstring injury. McCarthy said Burnett could also sit out next week, to get some extra healing time during the bye. Packers' D-B Jarrett Bush also sat out yesterday with a bad hamstring.