LANDOVER, Md. (WTAQ) - The old sports adage, "never let your opponent hang around," was exactly the way the Green Bay Packers pulled a loss out of the jaws of victory in a 16-13 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins Sunday.
Despite an early turnover and injuries to tight ends Jermichael Finley, Donald Lee and defensive lineman Ryan Pickett, the Packers managed a 10-0 lead in the 2nd quarter.
But turnovers, penalties and some poor defensive play kept Washington in the game. The Packers had 9 penalties for 63 yards and two turnovers.
Up 13-3 going into the 4th quarter, Washington connected on a couple big pass plays, including a Donovan McNabb to Anthony Armstrong 48 yard heave, to pull within 3.
Redskins kicker Graham Gano's 45 yarder in the fourth quarter tied the game at 13 apiece. But Packers kicker Mason Crosby missed a 53 yard field goal with 7 seconds left in regulation. Gano's 33 yard FG in overtime was the difference in the game.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers finished the day 27-for-46 for 293 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Running back Brandon Jackson eclipsed the 100 yard mark, finishing with 115 yards on 10 carries.
Added to the injury list was star linebacker Clay Matthews, who missed all of the 4th quarter and overtime with what's initially being called a, "hamstring cramp."
Catch a full recap on the 5th Quarter with Mark Daniels and Nick Vitrano starting at 5 p.m. Monday only on 97.5/1360 News Talk WTAQ.