Washington’s Taylor Heinicke Suffers Added Embarrassment Against Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay Packers

Published 10/25/2021, 7:32 AM EDT
Oct 24, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke (4) is sacked by Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Kingsley Keke (96) in the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports


Washington Football Team suffered yet another loss this time against Green Bay Packers 24-10. However, the difference could have been lesser if they counted the touchdown run made by Taylor Heinicke in the third quarter of the game.

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The Redskins were trailing 21-7 to the Packers in the third quarter of the game, when Heinicke scrambled his way down the touchline. Heinicke, however, fell prey to the rule wherein if a player gives himself up before the touchdown, the TD won’t count.

Oct 24, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke (4) scrambles for a first down against Green Bay Packers linebacker De’Vondre Campbell (59) in the second quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The ruled out TD by Taylor Heinicke

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Unaware of his ruled out play, the Redskins quarterback celebrated his touchdown as he hopped into the stands for a Lambeau Leap when he spotted a Washington fan in the crowd. However, upon finding out what actually happened, he embarrassingly had to lineup again to give another shot on fourth down.

The Packers then stuffed the quarterback, denying him a touchdown and taking over on downs. And so instead of narrowing down the lead taken by the Packers by 21-14, the Washingtons remained two scores behind the Aaron Rodgers led offense.

After the game, Heinicke blamed more on the issue with officiating for his unrewarded play. However, it was his lack of execution that caused Washington seven valuable points. “I don’t want to get into specifics, but I felt like I was in there both times,” Heinicke told reporters. “I don’t want to get fined up here so I’m not going to get into specifics.

Aaron Rodgers against the Redskins

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The Washington Football Team suffered a heavy loss of 24-10 in the end, making their stance 2-5 in the league so far. The lack of proper execution of the play by Heinicke left him embarrassed in front of Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.

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Aaron Rodgers has been on a winning spree ever since his devastating loss against the Saints in week 1. His phenomenal form has helped the Packers bounce back as they are currently enjoying their six-game winning streak. Rodgers’ 27 passes in 35 attempts covering 274 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions was yet another brilliant display by him.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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