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Aaron Jones leads Packers past Washington, 20-15

Aaron Jones rushed for a season-high 134 yards and a touchdown on just 16 carries, Aaron Rodgers threw for 195 yards and the Green Bay Packers did enough to beat the Washington Redskins 20-15 Sunday.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins interim coach Bill Callahan said there was no consideration to taking quarterback Dwayne Haskins out of the game. He hurt his ankle but was cleared by doctors. "He battled hard and battled through tough bumps," Callahan said.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins were officially eliminated from playoff contention with Sunday's 20-15 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Washington had not yet been eliminated because of the poor teams in the NFC East. The Redskins actually kept this game close when it probably shouldn't have been given how Green Bay took an early 14-0 lead. The run game once again helped and the defense held Green Bay to two second-half field goals.

Peterson spins his way into the end zone (0:16)
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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins linebacker Ryan Anderson is being evaluated for a head injury.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins running back Adrian Peterson became the sixth running back in NFL history to surpass 14,000 career rushing yards. Peterson entered the game needing 40 yards and surpassed that total in the first half.

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Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan has been ruled out with a calf injury.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan is questionable to return with a calf injury.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins recovered from another bad start and only trail Green Bay, 14-6, at halftime. But there are underlying issues: They're pressuring rookie QB Dwayne Haskins often; he limped off the field at halftime. Derrius Guice hurt a knee and so far has not returned. Corner Quinton Dunbar hurt his hamstring and limped slowly off the field. Haskins did not have a strong half (5-11, 66 yards, one interception). The run game (90 yards) has helped.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Running back Adrian Peterson now has eight rushing touchdowns at Lambeau Field -- most ever by an opposing player and passing former Bear Walter Payton. Peterson's 16 career touchdowns vs. Green Bay is second all-time vs. the Packers, trailing only Payton (19).

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Running back Derrius Guice is questionable to return with a knee injury.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Corners Fabian Moreau and Quinton Dunbar both are questionable to return with hamstring injuries.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins have only run 16 plays so it's not as if they have a lot of work to spread around at running back. But in those plays, Derrius Guice, coming off a 129-yard, two-touchdown game has only carried the ball once. He's played just five snaps. A big problem has been sustaining drives as Washington is 0-for-4 on third down. Until that changes, it'll be a frustrating day for all the running backs.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Field position has been a big part of the game thus far. The Redskins can't afford to be on the losing end in that battle and so far they have been. Green Bay's three drives have started at the 50, their own 48 and own 43. The Redskins best field position has been at their own 25. The offense has provided absolutely no help.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins were concerned about the different looks Packers coordinator Mike Pettine would use up front to generate pressure. They were right to be concerned. The Packers have used some stunts to get free, but also sending overloads to one side and blitzing through the other. It's resulted in a lot of pressure on quarterback Dwayne Haskins. If the Redskins can't generate a run game, they will be out of this game by halftime.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers did a good job on their first possession of getting the Redskins in favorable looks and then doing the opposite of what was expected. They threw against the Redskins three- safety set, which they use vs. jumbo packages. And they ran out of nickel on the touchdown. If the Packers continue to keep Washington off-balance like that, it'll be a long day.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

One key matchup to watch today: Packers corner Jaire Alexander vs. receiver Terry McLaurin. Alexander's quickness will be key in defending McLaurin. He leads the Redskins with 649 yards receiving, but with better quarterback play could have a lot more. The Redskins have been moving McLaurin around a little more to create better matchups. With Packers corner Kevin King inactive today, they should be able to create favorable situations if they desire.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins' defense will face its toughest challenge in a while. In the last seven games, they rank 15th in yards per game allowed and ninth in points allowed. The Packers rank 22nd in yards per game, but 11th in points and have quarterback Aaron Rodgers. In the last seven games Washington has faced young or struggling quarterbacks such as Josh Rosen, Jeff Driskel and Kyle Allen. Still, the Redskins are playing better with 13 sacks and six takeaways in the last two games combined.

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Redskins inactives: quarterback Colt McCoy, receiver Trey Quinn, receiver Paul Richardson, linebacker Josh Harvey-Clemons, corner Aaron Colvin, linebacker Chris Odom, offensive lineman Ross Pierschbacher.

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Redskins linebacker Ryan Anderson was fined $28,075 for unnecessary roughness for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Carolina tight end Greg Olsen, per source. Anderson was ejected after the third quarter hit in Sunday's 29-21 win. Olsen entered their concussion protocol after the play.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie slot receiver Steven Sims has played a combined 56 snaps the past two weeks -- after playing 73 in the first 10 games. Look for the speedy Sims to continue playing more even when Trey Quinn returns from a concussion. "[Sims] just gives us a different dimension in the slot," interim coach Bill Callahan said. "Hopefully we can feature him a little more." Sims has excelled at winning one-on-one routes over the middle; one player said they need to find a way to get him the ball more.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards163.032nd
Rushing Yards99.420th
Points For14.432nd
Points Against24.2