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Packers-Redskins matchup of the day: Thursday

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Dan Arkush

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By Dan Arkush

Here's a look at a key matchup heading into Green Bay's Week Five game in Washington against the Redskins.

Packers TE Jermichael Finley vs. Redskins SS LaRon Landry

Finley, who is a mismatch for whomever he goes up against, had his first TD this season last week against the Lions. He also helped open up two big plays for WR Donald Driver, including a 29-yard TD, after drawing away Driver's defenders on those plays.

Landry is much better-suited as a strong safety than a free safety, where he struggled mightily last season with his tendency to bite on play-action and watch the quarterback's eyes on the first read. This season he has been free to do more of what he does best — laying the wood on opposing players with exceptional physicality. Landry also has been making tackles left and right and arguably has been Washington's best defender up to now.

This is a matchup between two very powerful people capable of shaking the FedEx Field to the rafters. Fasten your seatbelts, even if you're sitting at home

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