On Tuesday morning, Packers’ wide receiver, Davante Adams, was voted into his third straight Pro-Bowl. This piece of news reminded me to talk about just how incredible Davante Adams was down the stretch for Green Bay.
Since Week 15 of the regular season, 4 weeks removed from his second injury of the year, Davante seemingly flipped a switch and dominated opposing defensive backs. Week 15, Adams had 7 catches for 103 yards and a touchdown. Week 16, Davante had a whopping 13 catches for 116 yards but unfortunately didn’t have a touchdown. The last week of the regular season, Week 17, number 17 had 7 receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown. Then came the playoffs. In the Divisional Round against the Seattle Seahawks, Davante Adams had 8 catches for 160 yards and 2 touchdowns. Also, he had perhaps the biggest catch of the entire season for the Packers when he caught a ball late in the 4th quarter to seal the victory. Finally, in the Conference Championship, Adams caught 9 balls for 138 yards and 0 touchdowns. When everybody else was laying eggs, Davante was doing his thing.
When adding all of these numbers together, throughout the last five games of the season, Davante Adams had 44 catches for 610 yards and 4 touchdowns. This is good for about 9 catches per game and 122 yards. Most receivers would consider this a good season but Davante only needed 5 games to accomplish this. Even with a disappointing end to the season, there is still joy to find as a Packer fan knowing your team has one of the most dominant receivers in the NFL.