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5 lessons we learned in Week 2 of the NFL

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 17 2013 12:52 p.m. MDT

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One of the biggest stories of the offseason was Robert Griffin III and how he would bounce back from his injury. Needless to say, his return has been very disappointing — both to the Washington Redskins fan base and NFL fans everywhere.

On Sunday, the Redskins faced the Green Bay Packers and former MVP Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers would be in near-perfect shape, as he went 34-42 and passing for a career-high 480 yards, which tied the Packers' franchise record for most passing yards in a single game. In addition to the yards, Rodgers had four passing touchdowns.

The Redskins got off to a sluggish start, trailing the Packers 24-0 at halftime. When Robert Griffin III finally found his groove, it was far too late. Although finishing with 320 passing yards and three touchdowns, the Redskins dropped the game to Green Bay 38-20.

In both games that the Redskins have played this year, they have come out of the gate very sluggish, only to return to play well in the second half. In order to have a chance at turning their season around, Griffin and company will have to make a statement early in games.
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