Last seasons Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III and former MVP Aaron Rodgers are both going into Sunday’s game looking for their first victory of the year.
Washington was pretty much blanked and taken by surprise just like the rest of us by the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half of Monday Night’s double-header. I wasn’t able to watch the game but I heard that RG3 wasn’t looking like the quarterback we all seen last season.
After the game I checked the stats and seen that he finally got things together. After being sacked three times in the game, it was like he had to shake off the cobwebs and pull himself together. The man recovered from a surgery to repair a torn up knee, so I understand he may have been feeling a little uneasy.
After completing 30 of 49 passing attempts for 329 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, the Redskins still fell short to Michael Vick and the new look Philadelphia Eagles.
Aaron Rodgers and company took on a team who took them apart in the playoffs last season. It was a back and forth battle but the Packers couldn’t pull out the victory. Their running game still looked slow, so Rodgers had to continue to throw the pigskin.
Rodgers completed 21 of 37 passing attempts for 333 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.
Both defenses gave up points and big plays against their opponents on Sunday. Matthews had a key penalty against Kaepenerick which also lead to another penalty that would offset and the down would be replayed.
Green Bay really needs to get their running game going at a consistent level. Aaron Rodgers can’t always do it by himself, I’m sure he’s not complaining but he has to be wishing for a running back who can give him a break here and there.
Robert Griffin needs to buckle down and display the skills he did last season. Yeah his game plan is different and has changed, but he’s still an amazing quarterback. I said he’s great, not an elite, just in case someone wanted to argue.
Both quarterbacks and defenses need to have a big game, but unfortunately only one set can walk away with a victory.