On the opening drive of the game, Aaron Rodgers threw for 21 yards to Randall Cobb on third-and-one. Two plays later, Packers rookie running back Eddie Lacy was knocked out of the game and sent to the locker room by a vicious head shot from Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather. Rodgers converted a key third-and-two pass to James Jones and the Packers were first-and-goal at the Redskins 9-yard line. That’s as far as the drive would go, however, as the Redskins sacked Rodgers on consecutive plays and the Packers were forced to settle for a 28-yard field goal by Mason Crosby.
A 25-yard Redskins punt gave the Packers excellent field position for their second drive, but Rodgers was sacked on first down and were left with a third-and-21 they were unable to convert.
Another short Redskins punt set up the Packers at the Redskins 42-yard line with 3:08 to play in the first quarter. On fourth-and-three from the Redskins 35, Rodgers pitched a short toss over the middle to Cobb and he did the rest, speeding away from the Redskins defense. The Packers led, 10-0.
The Redskins finally did something on offense when quarterback Robert Griffin III completed a short pass to Pierre Garcon that Garcon turned into a 44-yard gain.
It was announced that Lacy had sustained a concussion and would not return to the game.
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