Unlike last week where almost anyone who played an offensive snap for the Packers probably could have been eligible for the offensive player of the week, this week there were far less standouts in the 13-6 loss to the Oakland Raiders.
I was even tempted to give rookie corner back Josh Jackson the offensive player of the week because if it were not for a defensive holding by Herb Waters, Josh Jackson would have scored the only touchdown of the night for the Pack.
There was a partial reason for the Packers stagnant offense in week 3, many of the starters on offensive did not suit up. Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, Jimmy Graham and Randall Cobb to name few key players not playing week 3 of the preseason. That being said even if those players were to suit up their playing time would have been limited and would not account for the majority of the time being played.
Regardless a P.O.W needs to be picked, and so for the third straight week the player of the week is going to a wide receiver, and that receiver is rookie J’Mon Moore.
Moore has been disappointing to say the least in his first two games having 3 receptions in the first pre-season game and zero in the second with a few drops in both contests, but on Friday night he showed his best performance in Oakland.
Moore finished the game tied with a team high 4 receptions and lead at receivers in yards (62) with a 15.5 average per-catch. These are all pretty substantial compared to the rest of the team, with Joel Bouagnon having the same amount of receptions but for only 6.8 yards a catch and having only 2 yards a carry.
Moore’s first catch of the night came early (12:48 in the 1st) with a 10 yard catch from Hundley, and then went quite until the second half when DeShone Kizer started playing.
Kizer looked for J’Mon Moore 5 times in the second half and hit him 3 times for 52 yards including a 27 yard pass on the right side of the field but the possession did not lead to any points because of a turnover on downs.
While trolling Twitter after the game I stumbled upon a great video of J’Mon Moore making catches with his phone in his mouth, this is completely irrelevant but if he continues to do that and plays well I am all for it.
(All stats via pro-football-reference.com)