Green Bay Packers just keep rolling, 24-10, over Washington

The Packers’ Davante Adams is pushed out of bounds by Washington’s Kendall Fuller after making a catch during the second half Sunday in Green Bay, Wis. (AP photo)

GREEN BAY, Wis. — With Aaron Rodgers approaching his MVP form and Green Bay’s defense correcting its red-zone problems, the Packers have reason to feel confident as they enter the toughest stretch of their schedule.

Rodgers threw touchdown passes to three receivers and the defense stood tall in the red zone to help the Packers beat Washington 24-10 on Sunday for their sixth consecutive victory.

“We’ve still got room to improve,” said Rashan Gary, who had two of the Packers’ four sacks. “We’re not a finished piece. Like I said, day by day and week by week, we’re chipping away to become that perfect piece.”

The Packers (6-1) haven’t lost since falling 38-3 to the New Orleans Saints on the season’s opening Sunday. They’re about to get a measure of just how good they are as they chase their first Super Bowl appearance since their 2010 championship season. They play at Arizona on Thursday night before heading to Kansas City on Nov. 7.

Washington (2-5) lost its third straight despite outgaining Green Bay 430-304 and never punting all day. Washington had five scoreless trips inside Green Bay’s 30-yard line, including back-to-back series that ended inside the 5.

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur reacts to a call during the second half of a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Oct. 3 in Green Bay, Wis. (AP file photo)

Before Sunday, Packers opponents had scored touchdowns every time they reached the red zone.

Rodgers withstood back trouble and went 27 of 35 for 274 yards with touchdown passes to Davante Adams, Allen Lazard and Robert Tonyan.

The reigning MVP said his back felt a little stiff Saturday and “was killing me” when he woke up. He thanked team rehabilitation coordinator Nate Weir and chiropractor Mike Zoelle for getting him ready to play.


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