The Redskins opened the season Monday night with a loss at home to the Philadelphia Eagles. Expectations are high after the Redskins won the NFC East last season. But they struggled badly against the Eagles, falling behind by 26 points before rallying late, and now they must face one of the NFL’s top quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers and a Packers team looking to rebound at home on the heels of a season-opening road defeat in San Francisco.
Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan acknowledged Tuesday that the stakes will be relatively high for the Redskins on Sunday at Lambeau Field, even in only the season’s second week.
“Initially I’d say no,” Kerrigan said. “But you definitely don’t want to start 0-2. You don’t want to start 0-1, let alone 0-2. Green Bay has been one of the best teams in the NFC for the past number of years. If you want to be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. We definitely want to go in there and get this win.”
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● A 9 a.m. post on uncharacteristic Alfred Morris.
● The Redskins practice at 1 p.m on Wednesday. Robert Griffin III, London Fletcher and Mike Shanahan speak with reporters afterward.
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