Week 5 Takeaways
*Takes Deep Breath*
Well we won the game, but it wasn’t pretty. The Bengals (who in fairness have looked pretty good this year) took us to OT, and almost beat us. Almost all of the Packers played a good game. There was one man, however who did not. Mason Crosby missing 3 field goals in a span of 8 minutes is unacceptable, and even though he hit the game winner, I don’t know what happened to our longtime kicker. Let’s take a look though, at the 3 biggest takeaways from week 5:
- Davante Adams is the best receiver in the NFL. Call it an overreaction, I don’t care. He had 206 receiving yards on 18.7 yards per reception against Jessie Bates one of the better safeties in the league. He has played really good football and outplayed every single receiver this season.
- DeVondre Campbell continues to look like the best addition of the offseason. 5 solo tackles, a tackle for loss, a pass defended, and a pick for the 28 year old versus Cincinnati, and this has become a normal stat line for him. He has been all over the ball shutting down offenses and doing it very productively. Without Z’Darius Smith and Jaire Alexander, the Packers will rely upon Campbell and Amos (who had a pick Sunday as well) to lead their inconsistent defense.
- Where is Robert Tonyan? Last year Tonyan was one of the leagues best right ends and had 9 touchdowns. This season, he has 9 receptions and 82 receiving yards in 5 games. He has become less and less a member of the Packers offensive system with every week, and Tonyan Time in Green Bay may be coming to an end. With Marcedes Lewis getting more looks, could Tonyan completely disappear from the Packers offense?
The Packers take on the Bears next week in Chicago, and look to improve to 5-1 on the season. The Bears have not played incredibly well this season so look for the Packers to take advantage and catch another win in the Windy City. Until Next week, GO PACK GO!! 🧀 🟢🟡