The Washington Redskins beat the Green Bay Packers 31-17 much to the delight of the home crowd at FedEx Field.
They started fast and took a 28-10 lead into halftime and were never really threatened.
Their offensive leaders were their newest runner veteran Adrian Peterson and their new quarterback Alex Smith.
Peterson led the ground attack with 120 yards on 19 carries which included a 41-yard run and two touchdowns.
Smith finished the game 12 for 20 for 220 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.
The Washington offense came to play and on their fourth play from scrimmage Smith hit Paul Richardson with a 46-yard scoring strike and a 7-0 lead with 12:54 to go in the first quarter.
They followed that up with a two-yard Peterson touchdown burst making the score 14-0 with 2:15 to go in the first quarter.
The Packers countered with a 41-yard field goal cutting the Washington advantage to 14-3 with 12:56 to go in the second quarter.
Washington responded with an eight-play 98-yard drive that ended with a Smith touchdown pass to Jamison Crowder increasing their lead to 21-3 with 4:26 to go before halftime.
The teams traded touchdowns and Washington took a 28-10 lead into the break.
The defenses showed up in the second half as the Redskins could only manage a field goal but the Packers were held to a touchdown as the Washington early advantage held up.
The game statistics were relatively even but Washington won on the scoreboard improving to (2-1) before their early bye week.
Vernon Davis led Washington in receiving with two catches for 70 yards and fellow tight end Jordan Reed followed that up with four catches for 65 yards.
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rogers, playing on an injured leg, finished the game 27 of 44 for 265 yards and two touchdowns.
Aaron Jones led Green Bay in rushing with six carries for 42 yards and Geronimo Allison was the leading receiver with two catches for 76 yards and one touchdown in a losing effort for the (1-1-1) Packers.