Coming into the 2013 Washington Redskins campaign, many around the league viewed the Redskins as major contenders to represent the NFC in this year’s Super Bowl. So far, however, Washington has been unable to live up to the hype. The Redskins dropped their second consecutive game, Sunday, falling to the Green Bay Packers 38-20.
The Washington defense once again struggled as Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rogers threw for a career-high 480 yards. Washington’s secondary was a glaring weakness a year ago, and continued to have their issues. Washington’s offense wasn’t all that better, as the team failed to score in the first half. This season, the ‘Skins have not scored an offensive touchdown in the first half. The team has consistently dug themselves deep holes, and have been unable to find a way out.
There were a few bright spots in the team’s second game as running back Alfred Morris, and wide receiver Pierre Garcon both surpassed a hundred yards. In light of the defeat, the entire team seemed upset, and determined that this is the same team that won the NFC East crown just a season ago. In Robert Griffin III’s second game back since knee surgery, he once again looked mediocre, and was frustrated with the team’s performance saying, “We’ll be better moving forward.”
Several questions have arisen surrounding RG3 and Redskins organization as they once again struggled. Whether its Griffin III’s health or the Redskins defense some things must change in order for Washington to notch there first win of 2013.