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NFL Week 7 Game Recap: Washington Commanders 23, Green Bay Packers 21

Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Commanders quarterback Taylor Heinicke (4) throws as Green Bay Packers linebacker Quay Walker (7) pressures during the first half at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

In a battle between two struggling offenses, it was Taylor Heinicke and the Washington Commanders who came from behind to beat Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in Week 7.

Offensive spotlight: While he made big plays when his team needed him to, this was not a banner day for backup QB Taylor Heinicke. In all, he went 20-of-33 for 201 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, but he recorded five turnover-worthy plays on the day.

Defensive spotlight: Packers linebacker De'Vondre Campbell was all over the field Sunday afternoon, tallying four defensive stops against the run and taking a 63-yard pick-six to the house.

Rookie spotlight: First-round linebacker Quay Walker rushed the passer six times and got home for one hit and two hurries — a 50% pressure rate.

Offensive line spotlight: After looking good against the anemic Chicago Bears pass rush in Week 6, the Washington offensive line crashed back down to earth today. On first review, the line gave up 17 total pressures across 35 pass-blocking snaps for their worst single-game pressure rate of the past four seasons.

Box Score

Passing
Green Bay Packers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Aaron Rodgers 15.8 23 / 35 194 5.5 2 0 0 99.0
Washington Commanders
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int Sacks Rtg
Taylor Heinicke 15.4 20 / 33 200 6.1 2 1 1 85.4
Rushing
Green Bay Packers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Aaron Jones 28.6 8 23 2.9 0 8 0
AJ Dillon 1.5 4 15 3.8 0 7 0
Washington Commanders
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long Fum Lost
Antonio Gibson 16.7 10 59 5.9 0 20 0
Taylor Heinicke 15.4 2 4 2.0 0 5 0
Curtis Samuel 12.8 5 26 5.2 0 16 0
Brian Robinson 10.7 20 74 3.7 0 24 0
J.D. McKissic 0.4 1 4 4.0 0 4 0
Receiving
Green Bay Packers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Aaron Jones 28.6 10 9 53 5.3 2 21
Allen Lazard 11.5 7 6 55 7.9 0 17
Robert Tonyan 6.3 4 3 33 8.2 0 22
Sammy Watkins 5.6 4 2 36 9.0 0 28
Amari Rodgers 2.3 3 2 13 4.3 0 11
Samori Toure 1.4 1 1 4 4.0 0 4
Romeo Doubs 0.0 4 0 0 0.0 0 0
Washington Commanders
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD Long
Terry McLaurin 18.3 8 5 73 9.1 1 37
Antonio Gibson 16.7 4 3 18 4.5 1 9
Curtis Samuel 12.8 8 5 52 6.5 0 26
Brian Robinson 10.7 2 2 13 6.5 0 7
Armani Rogers 5.8 3 3 28 9.3 0 17
Cam Sims 2.2 2 1 12 6.0 0 12
Dax Milne 1.4 1 1 4 4.0 0 4
J.D. McKissic 0.4 2 0 0 0.0 0 0
Cole Turner 0.0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0

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