Washington Redskins thump Green Bay Packers, 31-17
After gaining just 20 yards on 11 carries in the Redskins’ 21-9 loss to Indianapolis in Week 2, Peterson looked more like he did in Week 1, in which he gained 96 yards on 26 totes in Washington’s 24-6 win at Arizona.
His TDs came on a pair of 2-yard scoring runs, the second of which, with 21 seconds left in the second quarter, sent the ‘Skins into the break up 28-10.
An Aaron Rodgers-to-Davante Adams 2-yard TD pass would cut the margin to 28-17 midway through the third, but that was as close as Green Bay (1-1-1) would get.
Alex Smith threw for 220 yards, completing 12 of his 20 pass attempts, with two touchdowns and one interception.
Washington (2-1) got on the board first, on a 46-yard TD pass from Smith to Paul Richardson a little over two minutes in.
Peterson’s first scoring run made it 14-0 Redskins after one, and after a Mason Crosby field goal, Smith connected with Jamison Crowder on a 9-yard TD pass that made it 21-3 Washington with 4:26 left in the second quarter.
Rodgers hooked up with Geronimo Allison on a 64-yard TD catch and run to get Green Bay to 21-10 before the two-minute warning.
Smith then led a quick scoring drive: five plays, 74 yards, culminating in the second Peterson TD run.