Aaron Jones back in the fold for Packers

Aaron Rodgers Concerned Knee Will Get Worse Over Season

Peterson is not the player he was in his prime when he was the best running back in the game, but he is still capable of being effective and efficient. In one of those games, he touched the ball one time - granted it was on the game-winning 20-yard run in overtime against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers reacts after throwing a touchdown pass against the Carolina Panthers in the first quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 17, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Packers defense stops another Redskin drive.

After a week of lamenting their inability to take chances with their passing game in the loss to Indianapolis, the Redskins stormed out against Green Bay.

One week after watching former Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins pass for 425 yards, the Packers will confront his successor in Washington, Alex Smith.

Smith has a reputation as a game manager. "So we played two games". After two weeks, the Redskins top three receivers (by yards) are all either running backs or tight ends.

"I think we'll see some Aaron Jones a lot", he told reporters midweek. It will be best to wait a game or two before going all-in with Gordon, whose upside has never looked better now that he is with a franchise who can help him mature on and off the field. Redskins - 14 Packers - 3.

The Packers will fly to the nation's capital after Saturday's practice and take on Washington on Sunday afternoon. Smith throws a touchdown.

The status of Aaron Rodgers' injured left knee remains very much up in the air. Though his knee was clearly bothering him, Rodgers began moving more than he had in the first half, dodging the Redskins pass rush and completing quick, effective passes that slowly sent Washington backward. DT Kenny Clark has three sacks in past four games. They drafted big Da'Ron Payne out of Alabama to try to improve in this area.

Jaire Alexander has been impressive so far for the Green Bay Packers. Buffalo is 29th in fantasy points allowed per game against opposing backs, making Cook a tempting play, but don't be surprised if the Vikings play the long-term game and make Murray an intriguing flex option.

The gameplan might see some minor limitations, but make no mistake: Come Sunday, Rodgers will be on the field.

Clay Matthews is once again a target of the roughing the passer call after tackling QB Alex Smith. Packers coach Mike McCarthy argued with two officials about the call, even chasing one along the sideline as he backpedaled away. The Packers should win this one by at least a touchdown.

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