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Packers-Redskins: Three keys

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Limiting RG3 Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III did not look like himself in the first half on Monday night.  Perhaps it was rust from not taking a preseason snap or perhaps he's still recovering from last season's knee injury.  Nevertheless RG3 showed flashes of his 2012 self in the second half.  So again the Packers must be ready for both the read option and a wide-open passing attack.  More importantly they cannot let Pierre Garcon and/or Leonard Hankerson turn in an Anquan Boldin-like performance.

Minimizing Morris Second year running back Alfred Morris fizzled out on Monday night with just 45 rushing yards on 12 carries.  The Packers did an excellent job containing Frank Gore last week and now comes Morris, who is a physical, downhill runner.  Can the beefed-up defensive line turn in another stellar performance?   

Edge rushers While the Redskins aren't as ferocious up front as San Francisco they do have two good outside linebackers in Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo.  Washington also runs a 3-4 defense so young tackles David Bakhtiari and Don Barclay will be tested for the second week  in a row.  If Aaron Rodgers stays upright he should have his way with the Washington secondary.

Prediction Packers 35, Redskins 21

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