Aaron Jones leads Packers past Redskins, 20-15; LaFleur nets most wins by 1st-year Green Bay coach
GREEN BAY — Aaron Jones rushed for a season-high 134 yards and a touchdown on just 16 carries, Aaron Rodgers threw for 195 yards and the Green Bay Packers did enough to beat the Washington Redskins 20-15 Sunday, Dec. 8.
Jones had his third 100-yard rushing game of the season and hauled in six catches for 58 yards. With fewer than 3 minutes left in the game, the third-year running back had more total yards (192) than the Redskins (187).
Dwayne Haskins completed 16 of 27 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown with an interception for Washington (3-10), which was officially eliminated from playoff contention. The rookie quarterback was sacked four times.
Adrian Peterson became just the sixth back in NFL history to reach the 14,000-yard mark, running for 76 yards and a score. He now has 14,036 yards in a 13-year career. Curtis Martin is fifth all-time with 14,101 yards.
Derrius Guice exited after only five carries with a knee injury.
Kenny Clark and Kyler Fackrell combined for a sack of Haskins on Washington’s opening drive for an 11-yard loss. Haskins and the Redskins started the day with three straight 3-and-outs in the franchise’s first-ever December trip to Lambeau Field.
Jones scored from 4 yards out on the Packers’ opening drive. It was Jones’ 12th rushing touchdown and 15th TD of the season. Rodgers found Robert Tonyan for a 12-yard touchdown on Green Bay’s other first-quarter score.
Haskins led Washington on an 11-play, 95-yard drive that was capped by a 2-yard score by Peterson with 3:44 to play in the first quarter. Dustin Hopkins missed the extra point.
Green Bay (10-3) led 14-6 at halftime.
After Mason Crosby’s field goal, Hopkins nailed a 52-yarder to cut it to 17-9 before the end of the third.
Crosby was good on a 33-yard attempt with 2:34 to go to seal the win.
Haskins linked up with Terry McLaurin on a 13-yard score late. Haskins was stopped by Blake Martinez on the two-point conversion.
About 30-40 protesters were outside of Lambeau Field speaking out against the “Redskins” name. One sign read, “I am not a mascot,” while another read, “Stop the racism.”
Redskins: Guice hurt his knee while being tackled by Darnell Savage after a 23-yard run in the second quarter. He did not return. Kerrigan left in the second half with a calf injury. Cornerbacks Fabian Moreau and Quinton Dunbar each left in the first half with hamstring injuries. Moreau returned.
Packers: Montravius Adams left the game in the first half with an illness.
Redskins: host the Eagles next Sunday.
Packers: host the Bears next Sunday.