NFC Wild Card Preview: Green Bay vs. Washington

The NFL Playoffs kick off with a NFC Wild Card matchup between the 5th-seeded Green Bay and the 4th-seeded Washington. The ITP editors have collected our coverage of these two teams from the 2015 regular season.


When Robert Griffin III was lost last year, Mark Schofield showed how Washington’s offense could succeed with Kirk Cousins under center.

Aaron Rodgers’s quick release is one of his most dangerous weapons and makes him a difficult matchup for any defense.

Philip Kibbey shows that Jordan Reed is not only a pass-catching threat, but has also developed blocking skills that make him a complete tight end.

Washington’s defense is anchored by Terrance Knighton and Keenan Robinson in the run game, and they create a headache for any opponents’ run game.

Cousins put together an impressive drive in an early season game against the Philadelphia Eagles, showing that he belonged in the NFL as a starting quarterback.

Green Bay

After a rough first half against the St. Louis Rams, Rodgers started the third quarter with a quick touchdown drive that helped the Packers on their way to victory.

Washington executed an impressive goal line stand against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that demonstrated that the defense can come up big when needed.

Dave Archibald broke down Green Bay’s defense before their matchup against the Denver Broncos.

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was able to beat the Packers’ defense for a big touchdown pass.

DeSean Jackson is surely keeping Green Bay’s defensive backs up at night, and this play is just an example of why.

Daniel Syed breaks down the hail mary pass from Aaron Rodgers to Richard Rodgers against the Detriot Lions.

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