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Packers Vs. Redskins: Lorenzo Alexander's Great Play Keeps Washington Within Striking Distance

Today is the first day that Lorenzo Alexander has been listed as a starting linebacker. He just earned that title on the goal line, tipping away an Aaron Rodgers pass on fourth and goal to keep the Redskins within striking distance. 

The Packers elected to go for it inside the one-yard line, and rather than jam it down the middle, they elected to call a rollout. Rodgers was pressured by Chris Wilson and was forced to loft the ball to tight end Aaron Quarless. With his back turned to the play, Alexander broke up the pass to keep the score at 7-0.

This drive was a textbook showcase of just how good quarterback Rodgers is at this point. Rodgers picked apart the Redskins defense on the drive, as the Packers marched 87 yards pretty easily. However, the Packers could not finish the drive.