Another day, another sub-par, even could be considered abysmal Packers performance in the absence of Aaron Rodgers. What’s next for the Packers is a stretch of games that they can only lose 1 maximum, so the performance that Green Bay put up against the Baltimore Ravens will not be acceptable. A complete lack of offense, accompanied by a nice surprise from the defense, was not even close to enough to beat a sub-par Ravens team. If the defense can play the way they did and the offense gets things going, the Pack can win some games. Here are the bright spots from Sunday’s matchup.
Davante seems to be the only Green Bay WR that has been able to thrive with Brett Hundley at QB. Over the past few games, the two have made connections for some incredible looking throws, making big plays downfield.
Against Baltimore, that was no different, with Davante totaling 8 catches for 126 yards, stats that we should be getting used to as he is the future of the Packers WR corp. In a contract year, he will be looking to perform and the Packers should not hesitate to re-sign him with his sky-high potential to be one of the game’s best. For that, he is getting his first WHOLE game ball.
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
Surprisingly, Ha Ha has had a slow start to his year, but that doesn’t take away from his proven ability at FS. When he recorded his INT for the game, it came at a crucial time, but it later deemed itself to be useless as the Packers got absolutely nothing done on the offensive side of the ball.
He finished the game with 1 INT and 5 tackles, a good all-around performance from the Packers’ star safety. This pick from Clinton-Dix helped ease the pain a bit for us Packers fans and didn’t let the score get too bad, so Ha Ha will be getting his first game ball for the season, and hopefully performs well enough to get many more in the upcoming stretch of games.
Nobody else on the team truly deserved a game ball, so this one will be given to 11 players (not literally) for at least making the game bearable. A game where your offense gives up 5 turnovers is not a game that will usually end with the other team scoring 23 points, it is to be expected much more. For forcing 3 FGs and 2 TDs, one in garbage time, the Packers defense will get their first game ball of the season. If the offense could get any scoring on the board, this game could have been competitive.
Game Ball Season Totals
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Blake Martinez: 2
Davante Adams: 1.5
Aaron Jones: 1
Brian Bulaga: 1
Nick Perry: 1
Ha Ha Clinton Dix: 1
Mike Daniels: 1
Packers D: 1
Damarious Randall: 0.5
Davon House: 0.5
Brett Hundley: 0.5
After this abysmal performance, it was tough to find out some diamonds in the rough. Did anybody else perform well enough to warrant a game ball in this tough loss?