Packers vs. Washington recap: Everything to know from Week 7

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The Green Bay Packers used three touchdown passes from quarterback Aaron Rodgers and four red-zone stops on defense to beat Washington on Sunday at Lambeau Field and improve to 6-1 after seven games.

The Packers have now won six straight games, while Washington dropped to 2-5 after losing a fourth game in five weeks.

Here’s everything to know from the Packers’ 24-10 win in Week 7:

Final score: Packers 24, Washington 10

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WASHINGTON (2-5)

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PACKERS (6-1)

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The game changed when...

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… the Packers scored a touchdown to end the half and then got a quick takeaway on Washington’s opening possession of the second half. The turnover – forced by edge rusher Rashan Gary on a strip-sack – allowed the Packers to score touchdowns on back-to-back possessions and take a 21-7 lead in the third quarter.

The game was over when...

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… Chandon Sullivan made a leaping interception of Taylor Heinicke in the end zone with the Packers leading 24-7 with around six minutes to go. It marked the third straight trip into the end zone resulting in zero points for Washington.

What it means

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The Packers have six straight wins since an 0-1 start, including four wins of 10 or more points. And the best part? Matt LaFleur’s team is winning games – sometimes comfortably – despite not playing their best football on offense, defense or special teams. Aaron Rodgers said it best following the win: “It hasn’t been pretty, but that’s the exciting thing. We haven’t played our best ball but we’re 6-1.” Great teams can win games when everything isn’t perfect. The Packers aren’t in championship form yet but 6-1 is a great place to be after seven games.

Packers standouts

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OLB Rashan Gary: He delivered two sacks, four quarterback hits and a forced fumble, leading the way for a pass-rush missing Za’Darius Smith and Preston Smith. His takeaway directly led to seven points.

QB Aaron Rodgers: He completed 77.1 percent of his passes and threw three touchdown passes, including an incredible 17-yard score to Davante Adams to open the game.

TE Robert Tonyan: He caught four passes for 63 yards and a 20-yard touchdown. He finished with two catches over 20 yards.

LB De’Vondre Campbell: He led the team with 13 total tackles, including several stops in the passing game, and he also forced a pair of fumbles, although neither was recovered by the Packers.

P Corey Bojorquez: He forced a fair catch on a 49-yard punt and hit a 53-yard bomb from the end zone under heavy pressure, all before producing a perfect punt that hit at the inch-line and was downed inside the 5-yard line in the fourth quarter.

Play of the game: Vintage Rodgers

An extended play with an incredible throw to create a touchdown? Vintage Aaron Rodgers.

What's next

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The Packers have a short week to prep for a road trip to play an excellent opponent. Matt LaFleur’s team will go on the road and play the (currently) unbeaten Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night at State Farm Stadium.

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