Packers keep pace in NFC North with win

It was not the prettiest win, but it allows the Green Bay Packers to remain ahead of the rest of the NFC North after beating the Washington Redskins 20-15.


It looked like it was going to be clear sailing the whole afternoon after the first quarter as Aaron Jones scored on a four-yard run and Aaron Rodgers found Robert Tonyan in the endzone to stake the Packers to a 14-0 lead. The Redskins would limit the Packers to just a pair of field goals the rest of the day. The Redskins scored touchdowns in the second and fourth quarters thanks to the legs of Adrian Peterson and the arm of Dwayne Haskins. They failed on an extra point and a two point conversion to keep the game out of reach for the Redskins.


The Packers hold a one game advantage over the Minnesota Vikings and a three game advantage over the Chicago Bears, who come to town next. The Vikings and Lions will also have a hand in the Packers fate with games the final two weeks of the year.

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