On the surface, the Packers got a decent consolation prize for losing to the Vikings with a game against Washington, the champions of the weak NFC East. The Packers had the same record on the road (5-3) as they did at Lambeau Field.
The Packers will take a lot of baggage with them to Washington (or, to be more accurate: Landover, Maryland), starting with their uncharacteristically punchless offense. Whether due to a depleted crew of wide receivers, an inadequate offensive line, off-kilter play calling or his own throwing, Aaron Rodgers has had the worst year of his career.
The Redskins, on the other hand, averaged nearly 33 points over a four-game winning streak to finish the regular season. Kirk Cousins has had quite the breakthrough, with 12 touchdown passes and only one interception while averaging close to 300 yards during the streak. They've got confidence and momentum, which are important assets this time of year.