The Packers improved to 6-1 last Sunday after defeating the Oakland Raiders, 42-24. The Green Bay offense was rolling while their defense did what they do best, create turnovers. At 6-1, the Packers are still atop the NFC North and ranked number four in ESPN’s Power Rankings. The only teams ahead of them are the 49ers, Saints, and Patriots.
Aaron Rodgers had his Aaron Rodgers’ game…
Aaron Rodgers was the man on Sunday. He threw for 429 yards, 5 touchdowns, and had a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3. This was the first time in his entire career that he posted a perfect RTG in a game. Rodgers also added one touchdown on the ground for a total of 6 in the game. Oakland’s defense had zero answers for number twelve as he completed at least 2 passes to 8 different receivers. His best pass of the game came with 13 seconds left in the first half when everybody in the stadium expected Green Bay to play for a field goal. However, Rodgers found receiver, Jake Kumerow, streaking down the right sideline and hit him in stride to complete the 37-yard touchdown pass. This touchdown put the Packers up 21-10 going into the half. Aaron Rodgers’ incredible performance made him a no-brainer for this week’s “Offensive Player of the Week.” Runner-Up: Marquez Valdes-Scantling
Green Bay’s defense is the perfect example of a team that bends but doesn’t break…
Even though Green Bay’s defense gave up a massive 484 total yards, it wasn’t as bad as it seems. A couple guys made big plays throughout the game to keep the score at bay. One of these guys was the “Defensive Player of the Week” and that was safety, Adrian Amos. Amos finished the game with a season-high eight total tackles and also added in two big pass deflections. Amos’ best play of the day came in the fourth quarter when he assisted a Kevin King interception. With 8:10 left in the game, Amos made an athletic play and tipped an Oakland pass in the end zone that fell into Kevin King’s lap. If the game wasn’t already over before this play, Amos’ tip sealed the deal. Runner-Up: Blake Martinez
Next week the Packers will be taking on the Kansas City Chiefs who are ranked just one spot behind them in ESPN’s Power Rankings. However, Green Bay should be favored considering the Chiefs will be without their MVP quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. The Packers should win next week and continue their strangle hold on the NFC North.
Offensive POTW Tracker:
First Place: Aaron Rodgers (1), Jamal Williams (1), Aaron Jones (2), Davante Adams (1), Marquez Valdes-Scantling (1), Jimmy Graham (1)
Runner-Up: Marquez Valdes-Scantling (1), Aaron Rodgers (4), Aaron Jones (1), Davante Adams (1)
Defensive POTW Tracker:
First Place: Adrian Amos (2), Preston Smith (2), Kevin King (3)
Runner-Up: Blake Martinez (2), Adrian Amos (1), Za’Darius Smith (1), Jaire Alexander (1), Kenny Clark (1), Preston Smith (1)