Packers manhandle Redskins 37-0

Tuesday, September 25, 2001

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins both verified their season openers were no flukes.

Brett Favre threw three touchdown passes, Ryan Longwell kicked three field goals and Ahman Green rushed 25 times for 116 yards as the Packers routed the Redskins 37-0 Monday night.

It was the biggest blowout in the history of Monday Night Football.

And it was Green Bay's first shutout since beating the Raiders 28-0 on Dec. 28, 1993, and Washington's first game without scoring since Dec. 11, 1993, when they lost 3-0 to the New York Jets.

It was Washington's first road shutout since 1971 and for the first time in franchise history Washington has not scored a touchdown in its first two games.

The game capped the NFL's first weekend of play since it postponed all of Week 2 following the terrorist attacks on Washington, D.C. and New York on Sept. 11.

The Packers dominated from the start behind Favre and Green, the NFL's leading rusher and the first Packers' running back ever to top 100 yards in the season's first two games. Green also caught a team-best six passes for 30 yards.

Marty Schottenheimer is off to his first 0-2 start in his 15-year NFL coaching career.

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