Packers rookie TE Andrew Quarless, pressed into service after injuries to Jermichael Finley and Donald Lee, caught four passes for 51 yards and put the Pack in position to win in regulation a game that they lost, 16-13, in overtime.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy wasn’t happy with the performance of the passing game, which could be struggling due to the chronic struggles of the running game.
After dropping four passes, receiver Donald Driver put both hands on the blame; “I’ll be the first one to say that I lost the game,” Driver said.
K Mason Crosby would disagree with Driver.
Green Bay’s two highest offensive yardage outputs of the season came in the team’s two losses.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan had ample praise for his players: “Unless you have a lot of character on your team, you usually don’t win
games like that. . . . As I told our football team, I’m very proud of the way
they handled themselves for the way they kept on fighting. No finger
pointing. At any point in the game, you could tell that they were all
going in the same direction.”
When it comes to talking big, Redskins rookie WR Anthony Armstrong already sounds like a grizzled veteran: “When I jumped, I was floating,” Armstrong said. “I was WAY up
over that safety. He was down at my knees, man.”
Redskins S LaRon Landry has thrived in the new 3-4 defense;
“Really I don’t even think about last year,” Landry said. “Last
year is non-existent to me. But as far as this year . . . this defense
fits me well, enables me to fly around and play my style of play, what I
like to do.”
The Packers’ offensive linemen did a lot of blinking-and-missing of Redskins LB Brian Orakpo.
With WR Devin Thomas gone, Brandon Banks did well returning punts and kickoffs, a week after being promoted from the practice squad; “I kind of grew up out there,” Banks said. (Not to be confused with QB Donovan McNabb’s more common refrain: “I kind of threw up out there.”)