Here's Falconio's take on this afternoon's win, which you can also read at PackersRadioNetwork.com
Turnovers. I've said it before and I'll say it again. The importance of turnovers cannot be minimalized, especially when you have teams as evenly matched as the Redskins and Packers playing. Washington strikes me as an NFC East version of the Packers. They're on the rise with a good, young defense. The difference today was quarterback.
Brett Favre's numbers weren't outstanding and he did throw two interceptions but Jason Campbell made several mistakes that a young quarterback still learning the nuances and timing of the NFL. Often times Campbell danced around in the pocket and held onto the ball too long. More importantly the things that had made the Redskins successful in the first quarter of the season and in the first half of this game disappeared in the second half. Tight end Chris Cooley was a beast in the first half but disappeared in the second half. Clinton Portis only had nine carries in the final thirty minutes and backfield mate Ladell Betts was a non-factor.
But the Redskins defense did the same thing to the Packers. Brett Favre and company never got into a rhythm and Washington never allowed any open space for Green Bay's receivers to pick up extra yardage. So with neither offense moving it came down to holding onto the football. The Redskins fumbled twice and turned the ball over on downs twice in the final two quarters. That was the difference in the 17-14 win.