(TSX / STATS) — LANDOVER, Md. — Rookie quarterback Taysom Hill ran 23 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 6:16 remaining and the Green Bay Packers defeated the Washington Redskins 21-17 on Saturday night at FedEx Field.
Hill, undrafted out of Brigham Young, capped a seven-play, 65-yard drive when he took off up the middle, juked two defenders around the 10-yard line and scored. He completed 6 of 11 passes for 49 yards and ran six times for 38 yards.
Aaron Rodgers, who saw preseason action only during Week 3 a year ago, played the first series, completing 6 of 8 passes for 37 yards and a touchdown. He ran twice for 15 yards.
Rodgers’ backup, Brett Hundley, was 9 of 10 for 107 yards and a touchdown for Green Bay (2-0).
Kirk Cousins, meanwhile, played the entire first half for Washington (0-2). He finished 14 of 23 for 144 yards and one touchdown, coming just before intermission.
Washington rooking running back Semaje Perine rebounded from a rough debut (six carries, 15 yards), gaining 45 yards on eight carries and adding a 29-yard reception.