GREEN BAY (4-5) AT WASHINGTON (5-3-1)
Sunday, Nov. 20 l FedEx Field l 7:30 p.m. CST
The Green Bay Packers travel to Washington to play the Redskins in the second game of a three-game road trip.
- The Packers hold a 20-14-1 advantage in the overall series with Washington, including a 2-1 record in the playoffs.
- Including the postseason, Green Bay has won six of the last seven games against Washington, outscoring the Redskins by 107 points in those contests. Five of the Packers’ six victories over Washington during that time were decided by 14-plus points.
- Green Bay last faced the Redskins in last January’s Wild Card playoff game in Washington, a 35-18 Packers victory.
- It is the first time the Packers have played at Washington in back-to-back seasons.
- This is the Packers’ third appearance this season on Sunday Night Football, having lost, 17-14, at Minnesota in Week 2 and won, 23-17, against the New York Giants at Lambeau Field in Week 5.
- Dating back to 1990, the Packers are 24-10 in Sunday night games during the regular season, including 12-8 under Head Coach Mike McCarthy. Of the 34 games, 18 have been played on the road, and Green Bay is 11-7 in those contests.
- It will be the first time Green Bay and Washington will play against each other on Sunday Night Football, but is the fourth time they have faced off in primetime. The previous three contests were on Monday Night Football with the Packers winning both games in Green Bay (1983 and 2001) and the Redskins winning the game in Washington (1977).
- Nov. 20 is the latest date on the calendar that Green Bay and Washington have met during the regular season since 1979, when they played on Dec. 2 at Washington.
- Under McCarthy, Green Bay is 83-42-1 during the regular season against NFC opponents. The Packers’ 83 wins and .663 winning percentage both rank No. 1 among NFC teams over that span.
- Green Bay is 35-27 on the road against NFC teams since 2006, a .565 winning percentage that ranks No. 2 in the NFC, trailing only the Dallas Cowboys (37-26, .587).
- The Packers have scored 23 or more points in six of the last seven games. Dating back to Week 3, they are tied for the third-most 23-plus point games in the NFL, trailing only Atlanta and Dallas who each have seven (according to pro-football-reference.com).
- Green Bay has had one or more players record 10-plus receptions in four of the last five games.
- The Packers are playing three road games in a row for the first time since 2012 and only the third time in the last 19 seasons (also 1998).
- Green Bay will next travel to Philadelphia to play the Eagles on Monday Night Football. It is the last of five primetime games that were scheduled for Green Bay this season. The Packers were 2-1 in their first three primetime games this season.
This is an abbreviated version of the Dope Sheet. Read the full version here (PDF)
WITH THE CALL
NBC will broadcast the game to a national audience. Play-by-play man Mike Tirico joins analyst Cris Collinsworth in the booth with Michele Tafoya reporting from the sidelines.
- Milwaukee’s WTMJ (620 AM), airing Green Bay games since November 1929, heads up the Packers Radio Network that is made up of 50 stations in five states. Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (analyst) call the action. McCarren first joined the team’s broadcasts in 1995 and enters his 22nd season calling Packers games. After originally being paired together in 1999, McCarren and Larrivee enter their 18th season of broadcasts together.
- Westwood One Sports will air the game on radio across the country. Kevin Kugler (play-by-play) and James Lofton (analyst) will call the action, with Scott Graham hosting the pregame and halftime shows.
- The broadcast is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio (WTMJ feed).
THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT:
Packers vs. Redskins:
- All-time, Regular season: 18-13-1
- All-time, Postseason: 2-1
- All-time, in Washington: 5-8
- Streaks: The Packers have won six of the past seven meetings.
- Last meeting, regular season: Sept. 15, 2013; Packers won, 38-20, Lambeau Field
Mike McCarthy: 116-67-1, .633 (incl. 8-7 postseason); 11th NFL season
Jay Gruden: 18-23-1, .440 (incl. 0-1 postseason); 3rd NFL season
Head to Head: McCarthy 1-0
vs. Opponent: McCarthy 3-1 vs. Redskins; Gruden 0-1 vs. Packers
MIKE McCARTHY…Is in his 11th year as the Packers’ 14th head coach.
- Joined Vince Lombardi and Mike Holmgren as the only coaches to guide the Packers to a Super Bowl title with a win over Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV.
- Led the Packers to their seventh consecutive playoff appearance last season, joining New England as the only two NFL teams to do so over that span. Has also led the team to eight playoff appearances in the last nine years (2007, 2009-15).
- Guided the Packers to top-10 finishes in scoring in eight straight seasons (2007-14), joining the Patriots as the only other team to accomplish the feat over that time; Packers finished first overall in scoring in 2014.
- His .642 winning percentage during the regular season (108-60-1) ranks No. 3 among active NFL head coaches (min. 50 games).
- Had 104 regular-season wins in his first 10 seasons as a head coach, ranking No. 3 in NFL history.
…Is in his third year as the Redskins’ 28th head coach.
- Oversaw a 2015 Redskins team that won the NFC East the season after finishing fourth in the division with a 4-12 record.
- Coached Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton to a 30-18 record as the Bengals’ starting QB from 2011-13, the fifth-most wins in the NFL over that span.
- At age 46, became the youngest head-coach hire since Hall of Fame head coach Joe Gibbs in 1981 (excluding interims).
- Coached under his brother, Jon, in Tampa Bay, winning Super Bowl XXXVII as an offensive assistant for the Buccaneers.
- Completed 1,673 of 2,775 passes (60.3 percent) for 21,578 yards and 398 TDs with 99 INTs as an Arena Football League QB.
THE PACKERS-REDSKINS SERIES
- The Packers first met the Redskins (then Boston Braves) in 1932, five days after Franklin D. Roosevelt won his first presidential election.
- The two clubs met several times in the early years, most memorably in the 1936 NFL championship game. That year, Redskins owner George Preston Marshall, upset with his fans’ lack of support, was moving his team to Washington and didn’t want to host the championship in Boston. So, the NFL moved the game to New York’s Polo Grounds, where Green Bay claimed its fourth title, 21-6.
- The Packers and Redskins played the highest-scoring game in Monday Night Football history on Oct. 17, 1983, at Lambeau Field, in a game that featured 11 TDs and six FGs in the 48-47 Green Bay win.
- Despite playing in the same conference, the Packers and Redskins did not play against each other during the 1990s.
Packers president & chief executive officer Mark Murphy played eight seasons (1977-84) with the Redskins, serving as co-captain from 1980-84, playing on the Super Bowl XVII championship team, and earning All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors in 1983...Packers vice president of football administration/player finance Russ Ball spent the 2001 season as director of football administration for the Redskins…Green Bay defensive line coach Mike Trgovac held the same position in Washington from 2000-01...Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan was a scout for the Packers from 1984-99 and spent 2000-2004 with Seattle working under Green Bay executive vice president, general manager & director of football operations Ted Thompson...Green Bay secondary-safeties coach Darren Perry was born in Norfolk, Va., and attended high school in Chesapeake, Va. ...Washington S Will Blackmon was a fourth-round pick of the Packers in 2006 and played in Green Bay from 2006-09...Redskins DL Cullen Jenkins was signed as an undrafted player by Green Bay in 2003 and played for the Packers from 2004-10...Packers special teams coordinator Ron Zook coached at Virginia Tech in 1987...Washington offensive line coach Bill Callahan coached the same position at Wisconsin from 1990-94...Redskins assistant defensive backs coach Aubrey Pleasant played at Wisconsin from 2005-08...Packers associate head coach/linebackers coach Winston Moss played for the Los Angeles Raiders with Redskins running backs coach Randy Jordan in 1993...McCloughan was San Francisco’s general manager in 2005 when Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy was the offensive coordinator for the 49ers...Green Bay DT Letroy Guion and Redskins C John Sullivan were teammates in Minnesota from 2008-13...Packers associate head coach/offense Tom Clements coached Redskins assistant special teams coach Bradford Banta in Buffalo in 2004 when Banta played TE/LS for the Bills...Washington defensive backs coach Perry Fewell coached with Green Bay defensive coordinator Dom Capers in Jacksonville (1999-2000) and quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt in Buffalo (2006-09)...Capers and Redskins offensive quality control coach Shane Waldron worked together in New England in 2008...Trgovac and Callahan coached in Philadelphia from 1995-97...Packers defensive quality control coach Ejiro Evero coached in Tampa Bay with Washington head coach Jay Gruden (2007-08), defensive coordinator Joe Barry (2009), offensive coordinator Sean McVay (2008) and wide receivers coach Ike Hilliard (2007-08)...While in San Francisco, Evero coached Redskins TE Vernon Davis (2011-13), DE Ricky Jean Francois (2011), QB Colt McCoy (2013) and S Donte Whitner Sr. (2011)...Hilliard was coached by Packers special teams coordinator Ron Zook when he played wide receiver at Florida (1994-95)...Barry coached linebackers for the Trojans when Green Bay LB Nick Perry played at Southern California (2010-11)...Redskins G Brandon Scherff was coached at Iowa by Packers assistant offensive line coach David Raih (2011-12) and was teammates with DT Mike Daniels (2011) and DB Micah Hyde (2011-12)...Packers WR Trevor Davis played at California with Washington WR Maurice Harris from 2013-15...Washington LB Trent Murphy played at Stanford with Green Bay LB Blake Martinez (2012-13), WR Ty Montgomery (2011-13) and T Kyle Murphy (2012-13)...Green Bay T/G Don Barclay played at West Virginia from 2009-11 with Washington LB Terence Garvin...Redskins quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh coached at Pittsburgh with Packers tight ends coach Brian Angelichio (2006-08) and assistant linebackers coach Scott McCurley (2005)...Cavanaugh and Trgovac are both from Youngstown, Ohio...Green Bay S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix played at Alabama with Washington G Arie Kouandjio (2011-13)...Redskins LB Houston Bates and Packers S Kentrell Brice were Louisiana Tech teammates in 2014...Packers LB Jake Ryan was coached at Michigan by Pleasant from 2011-12...Green Bay T Jason Spriggs played at Indiana from 2012-15 with Washington QB Nate Sudfeld...Packers FB Aaron Ripkowski played with Redskins P Tress Way at Oklahoma from 2011-12.
This is an abbreviated version of the Dope Sheet. Read the full version here (PDF)
LAST MEETING, REGULAR SEASON
Sept. 15, 2013, Lambeau Field, Packers won, 38-20
- Green Bay sprinted to a 24-0 halftime lead behind three TD passes from QB Aaron Rodgers (WR Randall Cobb, WR Jordy Nelson and TE Jermichael Finley).
- Rodgers completed 34 of 42 passes (81.0 percent) for a career-high 480 yards and four TDs for his fifth-highest passer rating (146.0).
- Washington QB Robert Griffin III finished with 26 completions on 40 attempts (65.0 percent) for 320 yards with three TDs and one INT (104.2 rating).