It has been a rough start for the Packers as they prepare for a huge game tomorrow against the undefeated Texans. However, there have been three players this year that have gotten the job done for the Packers.
OLB Clay Matthews
Clay Matthews has once again been arguably the NFL’s best pass rusher as he has terrorized offensive lines once again this season. Matthews already has 8 sacks and is staying right up with JJ Watt as he tries to get the most sacks in the NFL this season. Matthews has been playing well in making his presence known. Matthews is one of the most scouted players in the NFL and is once again the star pass rusher and part of the reason the Packers’ record is not worse.
WR Randall Cobb
Randall Cobb has gotten the chance to be more involved in the offense and he has done a great job being an effective receiver in the quick passing game.
Cobb has been targeted 25 times by Aaron Rodgers this season and he has 22 receptions out of those 25 targets. Cobb has been a big play machine for the Packers while still getting the job done as a return man. Cobb is averaging 27.3 yards per kick return and 11.5 yards per punt return with a touchdown. Cobb has been another bright spot in this disappointing start for the Packers this year.
ILB DJ Smith
DJ Smith has been a pleasant surprise on defense for the Packers as he has made a very solid pair in the middle of the Packers’ linebacking corps with AJ Hawk who has been the tackling machine.
DJ Smith has shut down the run and has also had a couple sacks on the season. DJ Smith also has gotten the job covering opposing receivers and has 4 pass deflections and doing exactly what is necessary.