Packers offense dominates in 38-20 win over Washington

Packers offense dominates in 38-20 win over Washington

Aaron Rodgers made sure Green Bay wouldn't start the season 0-2.
Aaron Rodgers made sure the Packers wouldn't start the 2013 season 0-2.

Green Bay's quarterback tied a team record with 480 yards passing and four touchdowns as the Packers rolled to a 38-20 victory over Washington at Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon.

Rodgers was nearly perfect in the first half, completing 26 of 31 passes for 335 yards as the Packers built a 24-0 lead.  James Jones, held without a catch in last week's season opener against the 49ers, had 9 receptions for 152 yards before halftime, finishing with a career-high 11 catches for 178 yards.  Randall Cobb added 9 receptions for a career-high 128 yards and a score, while Jordy Nelson had a pair of TD receptions.

Rookie running back Eddie Lacy left the game in the first quarter after suffering a concussion.  James Starks stepped in, and wound up with 132 yards on 20 carries.  Starks snapped the Packers' 44 game regular-season streak without a 100 yard rusher. 

All-in-all, Green Bay's offense racked up 580 total yards. 

Defensively, the Packers held Robert Griffin III and the Washington offense in check for a majority of the contest.  Griffin did finish with 320 yards passing, much of it coming in the second half with the game well in hand for Green Bay.

The Packers return to action next Sunday on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals.
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