Redskins wary of talk about struggling Packers

Former Texas A&M running back Christine Michael has a new National Football League home.

The Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins enter Sunday night's matchup at FedEx Field heading in opposite directions.

"I think it's ridiculous", Rodgers said Wednesday when asked about the scrutiny on McCarthy. He'll obviously have the physical that he has to go through with our medical staff. "We're looking forward to the challenge". "And we knew we'd have a great opportunity this season to come back and try to have a much better result". For me, that's the best of the best, man. The team has used wide receivers Ty Montgomery and Randall Cobb, both of whom have also battled injuries, in the backfield. It allowed us to get into the play action. The way he gets in and out of plays, the way he distributes the football, he's accurate with the football. Michael had only carried and earned just five totes over the past two outings after averaging 16.4 carries his previous five games. "Obviously with James back, you have more of a traditional running back there, but it doesn't matter, stats-wise, if we're running it a bunch or throwing it a bunch, we just need to find a way to win".

The Packers (4-5) return to the scene of their NFC wild-card win Sunday night hoping that facing the Redskins (5-3-1) can turn their fortunes around after a three-game skid. "You've got to win and get the quarterback off the spot", McCarthy said.

Injuries have slammed the Packers.

McCarthy said he was aware of Michael coming out of college and called him a "dynamic" athlete.


Green Bay is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. the NFC while the under is 9-4 in their last 13 week 11 matchups.

Defensive coordinator Joe Barry cited the fourth-and-1 conversion, an Eddie Lacy run, as proof that the Redskins can't take any plays off. "He's productive. I like his ability to get in and out of breaks". I think he brings the screen game into it as well, like he did last week when he scored a touchdown on a screen.

McCarthy said he wasn't anxious about reports that Michael was immature and wasn't professional in his approach to the game. The Patriots are the only other team that also has made the playoffs each of the last seven years.

Michael was having a career-year with the Seahawks in 2016, rushing for a career-high 469 yards and six touchdowns in the team's first nine games.

"That's really part of the process", McCarthy said.

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