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Refocused: Green Bay Packers 21, Washington Redskins 17

By PFF Analysis Team
Aug 20, 2017

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LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 19: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers signals a play against the Washington Redskins in the first half during a preseason game at FedExField on August 19, 2017 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

QB Aaron Rodgers led the Packers on a 15 play drive ending with a TE Martellus Bennett touchdown, putting Green Bay up early on QB Kirk Cousins and company. Cousins would end up throwing a touchdown pass to WR Jamison Crowder, but Washington still trailed.

They would rally but not complete a come back, with QB Taysom Hill sealing the Packer victory with a rushing touchdown, 21-17. With that we give you our PFF exclusive takeaways from the contest for each team.

Top 5 Grades:

S Marwin Evans, 88.2 overall grade

DI Christian Ringo, 86.5 overall grade

CB Josh Hawkins, 84.9 overall grade

CB Ladarius Gunter, 81.6 overall grade

LB Jake Ryan, 82.3 overall grade

Performances of Note:

WR Jeff Janis, 79.6 overall grade

Janis caught three of his four targets in this game, and had a 116.7 passer rating when targeted.

T Kyle Murphy, 77.9 overall grade

Murphy was perfect in pass protection, giving up no pressures over 19 snaps, earning a 100.0 pass blocking efficiency.

S Marwin Evans, 88.2 overall grade

Evans was a playmaker in the Packers secondary, yielding just nine yards on two targets thrown his way, with eight of those yards coming after the catch. Evans also added a stop close to the line of scrimmage in run defense.

DT Christian Ringo, 86.5 overall grade

Ringo was a force rushing the passer in the middle of the interior. Ringo finished with a hit and a hurry but he beat the blocker assigned to him several times as well.

Top 5 Grades:

CB Tevin Homer 80.9 overall grade

LB Pete Robertson 80.8 overall grade

DI Brandon Banks 78.1 overall grade

DI Matt Ioannidis 77.8 overall grade

LB Zach Vigil 77.7 overall grade

Performances of Note:

QB Kirk Cousins, 74.5 overall grade

Cousins finished 14-of-23 for 144 with a touchdown and was victimized with three drops also. Cousins finished with an adjusted completion percentage of 77.3.

RB Samaje Perine, 77.3 overall grade

Perine impressed with hard nose running. Perine averaged 3.8 yards after contact per carry while also causing two missed tackles. Perine helped invigorate the Redskins rushing attack.

LB Pete Robertson, 80.8 overall grade

LB Pete Robertson had a sack and was a factor for the Washington defense tonight. He didn’t miss a single tackle in 28 total snaps on defense.

DB Tevin Homer 80.9 overall grade

Homer did not yield a reception on 14 snaps, and yielded a 39.6 rating when targeted.

Game Ball: S Marwin Evans, 88.2 overall grade

*Grades subject to change

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