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Dope Sheet: Packers travel to take on Commanders

The Green Bay Packers (3-3) start a three-game stretch on the road with a trip to play the Washington Commanders (2-4).

TE Marcedes Lewis
TE Marcedes Lewis

The Green Bay Packers (3-3) start a three-game stretch on the road with a trip to play the Washington Commanders (2-4).

  • It is just the third time this century (2012 and 2016) that Green Bay plays three straight contests on the road.
  • The first game between Green Bay and Washington took place in 1932 and the Packers lead the regular-season series, 20-15-1 (.571), while also winning two of three postseason contests.
  • The two teams met last year in Week 7 in Green Bay, with the Packers winning, 24-10.
  • Including the postseason, Green Bay has won four of the last six matchups between the two teams.
  • The Packers' last win at Washington was a 35-18 victory in a 2016 NFC Wild Card contest.
  • Five of the last six contests between the two have been decided by 14-plus points (including playoffs).
  • QB Aaron Rodgers has started against Washington seven times (including postseason), and has thrown 16 TDs and one INT with a passer rating of 107.0.
  • This will be the second of three games scheduled at 12 p.m. CT in a four-week span. Green Bay is 14-4 in games played at 12 p.m. CT since 2019.


FOX Sports, now in its 29th season as an NFL network television partner, will broadcast the game.

  • Play-by-play man Adam Amin joins analyst Daryl Johnston and sideline reporter Pam Oliver.
  • DIRECTV subscribers can watch the game with NFL Sunday Ticket on Channel 711.
  • ESPN Radio will be broadcasting on radio to a national audience with Marc Kestecher (play-by-play) and Kelly Stouffer (analyst) on the call. 
  • All Packers games can be heard on the Packers Radio Network, which is made up of 49 stations in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois and South Dakota. This year, the Packers transitioned to a new flagship station in Milwaukee, iHeartRadio Milwaukee's 97.3 The Game WRNW. For a full listing of radio affiliates, go to Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (analyst) call the action. McCarren first joined the team's broadcasts in 1995 and enters his 28th season calling Packers games. After originally being paired together in 1999, McCarren and Larrivee enter their 24th season of broadcasts together. They surpassed Jim Irwin and Max McGee for the most regular-season and postseason games broadcast for the Packers with 313 at the 2018 season opener against Chicago.
  • The Packers' radio broadcast is also available on a mobile device through the Packers app or for anyone that lives in the state of Wisconsin. If you live outside the state, you can stream the game broadcast from a desktop computer through It is also available via subscription on Sirius Satellite Radio or NFL Plus (


Packers at Commanders:

  • Regular season, all-time: 20-15-1
  • All-time, postseason: 2-1 
  • All-time, at Washington (regular season): 7-10 (1-3 at FedEx Field)
  • Streaks: Green Bay has won four of the last six matchups.
  • Last meeting, regular season: Oct. 24, 2021, Lambeau Field, Packers won, 24-10


  • Matt LaFleur: 44-16-0, .733; (2-3 postseason); 4th NFL season
  • Ron Rivera: 95-91-1, .511; (3-5 postseason); 13th NFL season 
  • Head to Head: LaFleur 2-0 vs. Rivera 
  • vs. Opponent: LaFleur 2-0 vs. Commanders; Rivera 2-4 vs. Packers

MATT LaFLEUR…In his fourth season as the Packers' 15th head coach.

  • In his 14th season in the NFL, having previously served as an offensive coordinator for two seasons (L.A. Rams, 2017; Tennessee, 2018), a quarterbacks coach for six seasons (Washington, 2010-13; Atlanta, 2015-16), and an offensive assistant for two seasons (Houston, 2008-09).
  • In his first three seasons leading the Packers, he has authored one of the greatest starts to a head-coaching career in NFL history. With a 13-4 record in 2021, he led the Packers to a third straight NFC North crown while also earning the No. 1 seed in the NFC for the second consecutive season. 
  • Became the first coach in NFL history to post 13-plus wins in three straight seasons and his 39 wins from 2019-21 passed George Seifert (38) for the most wins by an NFL head coach in his first three seasons in the league (Elias Sports Bureau). His 39 wins are also tied for the second most by a coach over any three-season span in league history, trailing only Mike Ditka's 40 wins with the Chicago Bears 1985-87 (Elias).
  • Guided the Packers to a 22-2 record (.917) in the regular season at Lambeau Field in 2019-21, the top home mark in the NFL over that span and the best home winning percentage by a Packers head coach in his first three seasons. His 22 wins at home were also the most in NFL history by a coach in his first three seasons.
  • In his first season leading the Packers in 2019, became the first coach in club history to lead the team to the playoffs in his debut season. Also led the largest one-year win improvement in team history (plus-seven wins).

RON RIVERA…In his third season as Washington's 30th head coach.

  • In 2020, led Washington to an NFC East title and was selected as the NFC Coach of the Year by the Committee of 101.
  • Prior to Washington, served as the head coach of the Carolina Panthers for nine seasons (2011-19), where he led the team to three straight divisional titles (2013-15) and an appearance in Super Bowl 50. Was also recognized twice as the NFL Coach of the Year by The Associated Press (2013 and 2015).


  • The Packers first met the Washington Football Team (then Boston Braves) in 1932, five days after Franklin D. Roosevelt won his first presidential election. The Packers won, 21-0. 
  • The clubs met memorably in the 1936 NFL championship game. That year, team owner George Preston Marshall, upset with his fans' lack of support, was moving his team to Washington and didn't want to host the championship in Boston. The NFL moved the game to New York's Polo Grounds, where Green Bay claimed its fourth world championship, 21-6. 
  • The teams played in the second-highest-scoring game in Monday Night Football history on Oct. 17, 1983, at Lambeau Field, a contest that featured a combined 11 TDs in the 48-47 Green Bay win.


Packers president & CEO Mark Murphy played eight seasons (1977-84) for Washington, serving as co-captain from 1980-84, playing on the Super Bowl XVII championship team and earning All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors in 1983...Packers head coach Matt LaFleur served as the quarterbacks coach for Washington from 2010-13...Packers executive vice president/director of football operations Russ Ball spent the 2001 season as director of football administration for Washington...…Packers players with connections to the Washington D.C. area include: S Adrian Amos (Baltimore), S Darnell Savage (Salisbury, Md., University of Maryland) and T Rasheed Walker (Waldorf, Md.)...Packers inside linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti spent time on the Washington coaching staff (2000-10; 2014-18) in several roles...Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry served in the same role for Washington from 2015-16…Packers defensive backs/passing game coordinator Jerry Gray spent four seasons (2006-09) as the secondary coach for Washington…Packers LB Preston Smith played four seasons for Washington (2015-18)…Commanders CB Rachad Wildgoose played at the University of Wisconsin from 2018-20…Commanders senior offensive assistant Jim Hostler spent one season (2018) with Green Bay as the passing game coordinator…Commanders quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese served as an offensive assistant/quality control for the Packers in 1999...Commanders assistant defensive backs/nickel coach Brent Vieselmeyer is from Wauwatosa, Wis. …Packers TE Marcedes Lewis played for the Jaguars from 2006-11 when Commanders defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio was Jacksonville's head coach…Packers chief of staff Darryl Franklin spent seven seasons in Washington's player personnel department (2012-18)…Packers CB Rasul Douglas was a teammate of Commanders QB Carson Wentz with the Philadelphia Eagles...Packers S Adrian Amos and P Pat O'Donnell were teammates with Commanders T Charles Leno Jr. with the Chicago Bears...Former college teammates include: Packers DL Jarran Reed and Commanders DT Jonathan Allen, DT Daron Payne and WR Cam Sims (Alabama); Packers C/G Josh Myers and Commanders WR Terry McLaurin (Ohio State); Packers G Jon Runyan and Commanders C Cameron Cheeseman (Michigan); Packers TE Josiah Deguara and Commanders S Darrick Forrest (Cincinnati); Packers RB Patrick Taylor and Commanders RB Antonio Gibson (Memphis); Packers G/T Elgton Jenkins and Commanders DE Montez Sweat (Mississippi State); Packers WR Romeo Doubs and Commanders TE Cole Turner (Nevada).

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