Redskins slump to 40-year low

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The Washington coach, Marty Schottenheimer, could be regretting his decision to return to the game after the Redskins' 37-0 hammering at the hands of Green Bay on Monday.

Brett Favre passed for three touchdowns and Ahman Green ran 116 yards as the unbeaten Packers handed the winless Redskins their worst defeat in 40 years. Schottenheimer came out of retirement to take the Washington job when the owner, Daniel Snyder, sacked Norv Turner during last season.

In their first two games under their new coach, the Redskins have been outscored by 67 points to three, but in 14 previous NFL seasons, Schottenheimer has never coached a team who have lost their first two games of the season.

In their 70-year history, the Redskins had never gone without a touchdown in their first two contests. Both streaks, along with Washington's NFL-record 231-game run without a road shutout, came to a resounding end at a chilly Lambeau Field.

"I don't know where to start," Schottenheimer said. "We're just not making the plays. There is only one way to solve it, and that is to keep working at it."

The Redskins quarterback, Jeff George, said: "We have had two weeks of nothing on offense. What can you say? We just didn't make the plays," "We have a poor offense. That's why we lost."

Favre had no trouble with winds gusting up to 30 miles per hour, completing 20 out of 31 passes for 236 yards. He threw touchdowns to three different receivers to help Green Bay to their first 2-0 winning start since 1998 – Mike Holmgren's final season as the coach.

Green carried 25 times and became the first player in Packers history to top the 100-yard mark in each of the first two games of the season. George struggled throughout, completing only 13 of his 22 passes for just 85 yards and got past midfield just once until the final two minutes.

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