As injuries mount; Packers fall to Redskins 16-13 in OT

The Packers on Sunday were beaten by the Washington Redskins 16-13 in overtime, but maybe even more important were the injuries that took place on the Packers side throughout the afternoon.

Already banged up coming into the game, Green Bay also had Donald Lee (shoulder), Jermichael Finley (hamstring), Ryan Pickett (ankle), Clay Matthews (hamstring) and Derrick Martin (knee) leave with injuries. After the game, the Packers revealed QB Aaron Rodgers suffered a concussion.

“It’s just one of those seasons, and we’ve still got to focus in, and we’ve got to keep clicking. I still think we can be the team that we want to be. It’s the ‘Year of the Takeover’ still,” said Finley, using the nickname he has given this season. “It ain’t changed just ’cause of one loss.”

Mason Crosby had a shot to win the game, but missed a 53-yard attempt when it hit the upright with one second left in regulation. Washington’s Graham Gano kicked a 33-yard field goal 6:54 into overtime to give the Redskins the win to push them to 3-2.

The winning score was set up by LaRon Landry’s diving interception of Rodgers at the Packers 39. The Redskins moved the ball with the help of two penalties to set up Gano’s kick.

Washington overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit, as Green Bay had plenty of chances, leading 13-3, but were unable to put the Skins away. Washington tied the game on Gano’s 44-yard field goal with 1:07 to play.

McNabb finished 26 for 49 for 357 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Moss caught seven passes for 118 yards. Ryan Torain ran for 40 yards on 16 carries starting for Clinton Portis (out with a groin injury). Landry had a hand in two turnovers, forcing a fumble on Green Bay’s first drive before his interception on the Packers’ last drive.

Rodgers completed 27 of 46 passes for 293 yards, surpassing 10,000 yards for his career, and a 5-yard pass to Donald Lee in the first quarter accounted for Green Bay’s only touchdown. Brandon Jackson ran for a career-high 115 yards on 10 carries, including a 71-yard first-quarter run that set up the touchdown.

The Pack, battered and beaten, are 3-2, and will host the Miami Dolphins at home next week.

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