Wisconsin Sports Briefs: Rodgers ties Packer single-game passing yardage record…
Aaron Rodgers tied a team record with 480 passing yards, as the Green Bay Packers crushed Washington 38-20 Sunday at Lambeau Field.
It was 24-0 at the half and 31-0 midway through the third quarter when the Packers took their collective foot off the gas.
Rodgers threw four touchdown passes as he tied Matt Flynn's yardage record from 2011. A-Rod went 34 of 42 on the day without an interception. He had 335 yards by halftime.
The Packers amassed 580 total yards, second-highest in team history.
James Jones had a career-high 178 receiving yards with 11 catches.
James Starks ran for 132 yards and a touchdown, the Packers' first 100-yard regular season rushing performance since October of 2010.
Randall Cobb had nine catches for 128 yards a touchdown, surpassing 100 receiving yards for the fourth time in five regular season contests dating back to last year.
Jordy Nelson caught a pair of touchdown passes, and Jermichael Finley had Green Bay's other TD.
Robert Griffin III threw for 320 yards and three touchdown passes for the Redskins. Most of that came long after the game was decided.
Pierre Garcon had 143 receiving yards and a touchdown. Alfred Morris ran for 107 yards, as the Redskins dropped to 0-2 for the first time since 2006.
Green Bay is 1-1. The Pack will play at Cincinnati next Sunday.
Eddie Lacy suffers concussion
Packers running back Eddie Lacy suffered a concussion on what appeared to be a helmet-to-helmet hit by Washington safety Brandon Meriweather, who left in the second quarter himself with a concussion.
Under NFL rules, both will have to complete a series of tests before they can practice.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy says Lacy could miss the Cincinnati game next week, the last one before the Pack's bye week.
Fullback John Kuhn left the game with a hamstring injury. It was not immediately known how severe it is. Packers safety Morgan Burnett missed his second straight game with a lingering hamstring injury.
McCarthy said Burnett could also sit out next week to get some extra healing time during the bye. Packers defensive back Jarrett Bush also sat out Sunday with a bad hamstring.
Bear defeat Vikings in final seconds
The Chicago Bears lead the NFC North Division at 2-0 after beating Minnesota 31-30 at Soldier Field.
Green Bay and Detroit are both tied for second in the division at 1-1 after the Packer's victory over Washington and Detroit's 25-21 loss at Arizona. Minnesota is last in the North at 0-2.
The Bears on won Martellus Bennett's touchdown catch with 10 seconds to go. Jay Cutler threw for 290 yards and three scores.
Adrian Peterson ran for 100 yards for the Vikings, but he was kept out of the end zone.
The Lions lost when Rashard Mendenhall scored a touchdown late in the game for Arizona. Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford threw for 278 yards and two scores, both to Calvin Johnson.
Badgers lose on controversial final play
The Pacific 12 Conference on Monday reprimanded the officials for their lack of action at the end of Saturday night's Wisconsin football loss at Arizona State.
A Pac 12 crew worked the game in which the Arizona State defeated the Badgers 32-30.
Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave awkwardly took a knee on the ASU 15-yard line with 15 seconds left. A Sun Devil defender then sat on the ball while the clock kept running, and the Badgers never had time to pull off another play.
Wisconsin wanted to get kicker Kyle French on the field for a game-winning field goal, but couldn't.
Pac 12 Commissioner Larry Scott said it was an unusual situation to end the game. He said the officials "fell short of the high standard in which Pac 12 games should be managed. We will continue to work with all our officials to ensure this type of situation never occurs again."
Badgers coach Gary Andersen said today he wanted accountability, and to let the players finish games and be the deciding factor.
Andersen had no apologies for the way his team ran the play. He said everybody did what they were taught to do -- and they'd do it the same way again if they have the chance.