If you could not watch this one on television in your area, be glad because it was a snorefest. Once again, we saw A Tale of Two Offenses that our own Rob Born has written about and our comments section regulars often note. The first quarter was looking decent with a few big plays and a touchdown in their first two drives — 14 of their final 20 points were scored in the first quarter. For the rest of the game, the Packers’ passing attack was mostly anemic.
S Adrian Amos showed up today with 6 tackles, a sack, and an interception. He seemed like a hot acquisition early in the season, but has been mostly quiet since then. Hopefully, he shows up again next week against is former team, Chicago Bears.
The Packers did manage to use their tight ends effectively. TE Jace Sternberger finally saw some action — when he was targeted in the end zone but could not get the reception. TE Robert Tonyan also saw some action including a completed touchdown pass. TE Jimmy Graham still has plenty of job security though as he claimed 49 receiving yards with a long of 25-yards. Graham would have had another deep reception in the second quarter, but he was overthrown by Rodgers.
Offensively, RB Aaron Jones pretty much carried this game on his own. He had 134 rushing yards with 16 attempts, 58 receiving yards with 6 receptions, and a touchdown. His longest run was 42-yards and his longest reception was 25-yards. It should also be mentioned that Packers’ tight ends helped make some of those happen with some great blocks.
Only one sack for the The Smiths/Smith Brothers — Preston Smith claimed one and Za’Darius Smith did also manage to force a fumble.
For once, I have nothing negative to say about Kevin King. That’s because he did not play.
In other NFC North news, the Vikings topped the Lions 20-7. The Bears are enjoying a bye week so they are refreshed when they come to Lambeau next Monday night to get their asses handed to them.