Aaron Rodgers Concerned Knee Will Get Worse Over Season

To take the next step Packers defense needs improved safety play

Jaire Alexander has been impressive so far for the Green Bay Packers. The transaction was announced Wednesday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst. "So it will be good to get Aaron back in the fold".

Burton, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound first-year player, signed with the Falcons as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Kansas State on May 1, 2017.

The Redskins and Packers both struggled in the red zone last week.

Expect the Packers to run the ball more often Sunday than they did in their first two games, especially if they get an early lead. We'll see what happens to his ADP, which is currently sitting in the 8th round, but he now looks like just a later-round flier. The suspension gives RB Jamaal Williams a shot to grab the lead role and run with it. RB Ty Montgomery should also see significant action those first 2 games. Tight ends Vernon Davis and Jordan Reed combined for 135 receiving yards, and running back Adrian Peterson had 120 rushing yards, along with two touchdowns, in what might have been his most impressive game yet with the Redskins.

That said, Washington can compete in this game, but improvement is a necessity after Week 2.

Peterson, who ran 19 times Sunday, raised his career total to 102 rushing touchdowns, breaking a tie at 100 with Marshall Faulk and Shaun Alexander and moving him alone into seventh place in National Football League history behind Emmitt Smith's record of 164.

What's not debatable is that the level of play at corner is light years ahead of where it was last season. JK Scott makes another impressive 41-yard punt that forces Washington to start at the two.

The only way Washington is going to win this game is if it turns into a slugfest. The threat of his injured knee giving way blends in with a road game against a Redskins defense that has allowed 161 passing yards per game and a mere 5.1 yards per attempt.

Clay Matthews is once again a target of the roughing the passer call after tackling QB Alex Smith. What's even better about his game is his ability to take care of the ball. Luck was held under 200 yards and had two interceptions.

In the third, Packers linebacker Matthews was flagged for roughing Smith - and there are sure to be more questions about what constitutes a penalty on such plays.

Defensively, the Redskins did some good things.

"They're trying to think about the progress of the game and the safety and stuff, but it's still a collision sport, and those to me are not penalties", Rodgers told reporters on Wednesday, via ESPN. Rodgers told reporters he hopes to return to full heath at some point this season.

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