GREEN BAY, Wis. (WAOW) -- The Green Bay Packers have won their sixth game in a row this season by defeating the Washington Football Team 24-10 and they did it with red-zone defense.
Green Bay struck first 7 minute into the first quarter. on a 13 yard 75 play drive -- Aaron Rodgers scurried right before completing a 17-yard pass to Davante Adams for a touchdown. Packers lead 7-0
Washington doesn't take long to rebuttle. With two minutes left in the first, 8 plays into their opening drive -- Taylor Heinicke completes a 40-yard pass to Terry McLaurin.
On defense, Packers TJ Slaton comes alive and blocks WFT K Blewitt's field goal, keeping the score tied at 7-7. The blocked FG is the first since St. Louis in 2015.
With :15 left in the 2nd Rodgers completes a 10-yard pass to Allen Lazard for a touchdown. It took 9 plays, 72 yards and just under three minutes to score, a quick conversion to close out the first half.
Through the first half Washington defense is putting on a show. Three sacks, one pass defended, and a blocked field goal.
Washington got the ball to start the third quarter looking to tie the game at 14, but the Packer defense came up big with a strip sack of Heinicke, Rashan Gary applied the pressure to cause the fumble, Dean Lowry had the recovery.
The Packers paid it off on their ensuing drive, marching the length of the shortened field in three plays, with the touchdown coming from a 20 yards Rodgers to Robert Tonyan strike, giving Tonyan his second touchdown of the season (on national tight end day).
Washington appeared to have responded on thier ensuing drive, but what appeared to be a Heinicke touchdown run from the 4 was overturned, as it was ruled he gave himself up at the one.
That was all the chance the Packers defense would need, as they stopped Washington on the next play, a fourth down attempt from the one, giving them yet another redzone stop.
However that was not the end of the redzone revival for the Packers defense today. Late in the third, the unit would register yet another stop close to the goalline to keep the score 21-7 heading into the 4th.
The Green and Gold would once again pay off the stop in points with a Mason Crosby field goal to extend the lead to 24-7.
The defense continued to wreak havoc on Washington's next drive picking up an interception, however the offense would it back over two plays later.
The football team would finally put up points in the redzone although it was only 3 to making it 24-10.
Which is where the score would sit when the clock hit triple-zero.
Green Bay moves to 6-1 on the season and will face the undefeated Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night.