Redskins defense gives up career half to Aaron Rodgers

Redskins defense gives up career half to Aaron Rodgers
September 15, 2013, 2:30 pm
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Aaron Rodgers put on a quarterback clinic against the Redskins in the first half, throwing for 335 yards and three touchdowns in just 30 minutes.

Green Bay leads Washington 24-0 at the half. Rodgers likely would have thrown for another touchdown before halftime had receiver James Jones not fumbled at the goal line. What's more impressive about Rodger's stat line is the Redskins front seven has been able to hit the quarterback, registering three sacks.

Despite his fumble, Jones also tied a career high for receiving yardage in the first half against the Redskins. Jones logged nine catches for 152 yards.

Rodgers first-half performance, a career high for first-half yardage, comes one week after the Redskins looked rough in a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The final score of the Skins loss might have looked close at 33-27, but the Eagles dominated the first half of that game. The Skins defense gave up 26 points and a dazzling display of offense from Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy in the first 30 minutes of that game.

In the second half, the Skins were somewhat able to slow down the Eagles offense. If Washington can do the same to Rodgers remains to be seen.