• Erica Blackburn

Washington drops to 2-5 after a loss to the Packers

The Washington Football dropped to the Green Bay Packers, 24-10, at Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon. This is Washington’s third straight loss.

After keeping things respectable through 30 minutes of action, the Packers took a 14-7 lead into the locker rooms at halftime. Washington got the ball to start the second half.

On second down, Rashan Gary knocked Taylor Heinicke's arm as he was attempting to hit a receiver downfield, which forced the ball to come loose. Gary's teammate, Dean Lowry, recovered the fumble to set up Aaron Rodgers on Washington's 27. Rodgers found tight end Robert Tonyan for a 20-yard six-pointer three snaps later to open up a two-touchdown lead.

On Washington's second possession of the third quarter, Heinicke efficiently escorted the offense down inside of the home side's 5-yard line. And on a third-down scramble to the right, he looked like he was about to bring the visitors within a touchdown. However, instead of finishing the play on his feet, Heinicke dove headfirst with the ball extended in an effort to break the plane. But replay reviews would show that Heinicke's knee hit the grass during his slide before he was able to score, and since he's a quarterback and considered to be giving himself up, the sequence was blown dead as soon as his knee touched. The touchdown came off the board, and Heinicke's ensuing QB sneak was unsuccessful.

Instead of cutting into Green Bay's lead and making it 21-14, Washington still trailed 21-7. Washington had another opportunity for points and got inside the Packers 5-yard line. Following two runs and an incompletion, Heinicke threw one toward Ricky Seals-Jones. The tight end was blanketed, though, and the pass was batted away.

Washington’s next opponent will be against the Denver Broncos next Sunday.

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