The Washington Redskins needed a big win on Sunday Night Football to keep pace with the top teams in their division. They were able to do just that, picking up a statement win over the reeling Green Bay Packers, 42-24.
The Redskins topped the Packers thanks to 375 and 3 touchdowns from quarterback Kirk Cousins, and 137 yards from running back Robert Kelley, who also tallied 3 touchdowns of his own. After starting the season 0-2, the Redskins have gone 6-1-1 in their last 8 games.
The Packers gave up 42 points to the Redskins one week after giving up 47 points. Despite their defensive woes, quarterback Aaron Rodgers put up decent numbers, throwing for 351 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Washington’s great offensive performances finally led to big plays in the second half, and this was when most of the reactions rolled in on social media. Of course, these reactions included a good amount of tweets from excited Redskins fans and disgruntled Packers fans. Social Delta tracked all of the game’s ups and downs. Here are some of the best ones in each of the biggest Packers vs. Redskins moments in the game’s key second half:
James Starks is Wide Open for the TD
Closest defender to Starks was in Bethesda. #GBvsWAS
— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) November 21, 2016
— Bill Wambeke (@unfiltereddad) November 21, 2016
Cousins Hits Garcon for a 70-yard TD
Kirk Cousins is going to make so much money.
— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurke_SI) November 21, 2016
#Packers secondary looks exactly like a secondary playing with its third and fourth corners in starting roles. Which is to say, barf.
— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) November 21, 2016
Kirk Cousins is a hard kid to not like. I mean, unless you’re the GM who eventually gives him a $100 million contract.
— Darin Gantt (@daringantt) November 21, 2016
Cousins Hits Crowder for 66 Yards to Get Skins Down to the 1
— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) November 21, 2016
— Jermichael Finley (@JermichaelF88) November 21, 2016
Kirk Cousins with another grown man throw. Jamison Crowder with a grown man catch.
— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) November 21, 2016
Robert Kelley With the Back-Breaking 66-Yard Run
— GraceOlson (@GraceOlsonTV) November 21, 2016
Green Bay Packers are apparently the Washington Generals of statement games.
— Chris Wesseling (@ChrisWesseling) November 21, 2016
— Mark J. Westpfahl (@MarkJWestpfahl) November 21, 2016
Around The League
Cowboys 27, Ravens 17: Dak to Dez Twice for TDs
Dak Prescott could host a small intimate dinner party in the pocket that offensive line gives him
— David Cochrane (@CochraneCBC) November 20, 2016
Vikings 30, Cardinals 24: Vikings Get a Kickoff Return TD and a 100-yard Interception Return TD
The rare pick-12 from Carson Palmer.
— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) November 20, 2016
Seahawks 26, Eagles 15: Russell Wilson Catches TD on Trick Play
The Texans are going to offer Doug Baldwin a $75 million deal in March.
— Robert Mays (@robertmays) November 20, 2016
Russell Wilson has more TD catches since Week 2 than Nelson Agholor.
— Reuben Frank (@RoobCSN) November 20, 2016
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