Aaron Rodgers reacts to offensive performance in Packers win vs. Redskins
The Green Bay Packers defeated the Washington Redskins at home in the two NFC teams’ Week 14 matchup. Despite the five-point margin of victory, star quarterback Aaron Rodgers expressed positive sentiments from the offensive perspective after the win.
Per The Athletic’s Matt Schneidman on Twitter:
“We ran the ball pretty well. We just couldn’t find the rhythm in the passing game. But it feels good to be 10-3.”
Rodgers completed 18 of 28 passes for just shy of 200 yards in the air, connecting on one touchdown reception to tight end Robert Tonyan at the end of the first quarter at Lambeau Field.
Despite the apparent lack of overwhelming success throwing the ball against one of the worst teams in the league, the Packers were successful on the ground, totaling 174 rushing yards led by 25-year-old running back Aaron Jones. Jones, a third-year rusher out of UTEP, recorded 134 yards himself on 16 carries, scoring a touchdown in the process.
Fellow Jamaal Williams and Rodgers combined for 40 rushing yards on 12 keeps.
While not perfect on Sunday, the Packers did improve to 10-3 and get to face NFC North division rival Chicago Bears next Sunday as they prepare to play all three divisional foes to wrap up the 2019 regular season.
Rodgers, who turned 36 last week, will likely not win the NFL’s MVP award this season, but entering Week 14, he did put up over 3,000 passing yards with a 64.4 completion percentage for 22 touchdowns. So, despite the aging gunslinger’s slight decline, Rodgers and the offense are in a good place even with a “meh” performance against Washington today.