Redskins score first points of game on safety

The Washington Redskins and Green Bay Packers entered into their playoff matchup knowing the winner would head to Phoenix to play the Arizona Cardinals. The NFC East champions were known for their offensive production this season, but it was their defense that got them their first points of the game.

The Packers were backed up to their own one-yard line when Preston Smith came up with a big play. He pulled down Aaron Rodgers in the endzone for a safety and the two-point lead.

The Redskins took the ensuing free kick and drove all the way down inside the Packers’ five yard line. However, the Packers came up big and forced a field goal attempt by the Redskins, which gave them a 5-0 lead late in the quarter.

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