Rodgers, Packers drop 4th in row, routed 42-24 by Redskins

Washington Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder (80) heads toward the end zone for a touchdown after breaking a tackle by Green Bay Packers cornerback Quinten Rollins (24) during the second half in Landover, Md., Sunday. (AP photo)

LANDOVER, Md. — Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the Green Bay Packers’ offense began the game with a trio of three-and-outs.

Later, once Rodgers & Co. got going, tight end Jared Cook fumbled away the ball after a catch.

The Packers’ defense gave up passes of 70, 53 and 44 yards and allowed three TD runs to an undrafted rookie. Its special teams had problematic moments, too, including a missed field-goal attempt and a botched kickoff return that resulted in a drive starting at Green Bay’s own 2.

Add it all up, and Green Bay flailed its way to a fourth consecutive loss, this one by a 42-24 score against the Washington Redskins on Sunday night.

“We see ourselves as a much better football team than this. It’s just not panning out,” Packers safety Micah Hyde said. “We have way too much talent in this locker room to be performing like that. But week in, week out, we’re doing it. I’m speechless.”

In each game of Green Bay’s current losing skid, the team has allowed at least 30 points.

“Coming in here, we knew we needed this game,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “Our back’s up against it.”