Whose stock is rising, falling following the Green Bay Packers’ loss against the Washington Redskins in Week 3?
Week 3 didn’t go the way many Packers fans expected, but there are still a lot of things to take away from this game.
This week we will discuss whose stock is up, and whose stock is down following the game against Washington.
Aaron Jones: Jones was impressive in his first game back from suspension. Anyone who watched this game would recognize how good Jones looked, and they would also question why he wasn’t fed the football more. Expect him to see an increase in carries next week.
Jamaal Williams: Williams showed on Sunday that he isn’t ready to cede control of the backfield to Jones quite yet. Don’t be surprised if the Packers’ backfield is heavily split between Jones/Williams over the next few weeks.
Geronimo Allison: Sunday gave Packers fans the joy of another great game from Allison. The first few weeks of the season have been very kind to Allison, and he has a bright future ahead of him.
David Bakhtiari: Bakhtiari was good in this game, despite a poor performance from the rest of his offensive line. Bakhtiari hasn’t had an easy job this season going against three ferocious pass rushes.
Kenny Clark: The Packers’ run defense certainly could have been better, but don’t blame Clark for the poor performance that came against Adrian Peterson this week. Clark has been incredible this season, and he is quietly becoming the biggest difference maker on the Packers’ defense.
Clay Matthews: Matthews didn’t light up the box score this week, but he definitely played with more fire. The roughing the passer call late in the game robbed Matthews of a sack, and let’s hope that one of the league’s most infamous streaks comes to an end against Buffalo next week.
Jaire Alexander: Alexander has lived up to his draft position thus far, and he has been one of the best rookie defenders through the first three weeks of the season. Alexander may already be the best cornerback on the Packers’ roster.
Randall Cobb: Cobb had a mediocre performance on Sunday, and he struggled when the Packers offense needed him the most. Cobb had been reliable throughout the 2018 season headed into Sunday, but his performance on Sunday broke that streak.
Lance Kendricks: Kendricks dropped a perfectly thrown pass from Aaron Rodgers that could have kept the game alive in the fourth quarter. Kendricks is an asset to the Packers offense, but that’s more because of his blocking than his ability as a receiver.
Interior offensive line: The Packers struggled to keep Rodgers upright in this game, and the interior pass rush that Rodgers faced in this game was ferocious. Luckily for them, the Packers interior line will have a lesser challenge against Buffalo in Week 4.
Run defense: The Packers did a terrible job at containing Adrian Peterson on Sunday, and you wouldn’t notice much of a difference if you took a time machine from 2012 to this game. The outlook for the Packers run defense looks even bleaker if Muhammad Wilkerson misses an extended period of time.
Kentrell Brice: Brice is not a starting caliber safety, and the Packers need to find a solution at safety fast as they will be going against two quarterbacks with cannon arms in the next two weeks (Josh Allen and Matthew Stafford).
Mike McCarthy: I give Coach McCarthy credit for sticking up for Clay Matthews after his third straight roughing the passer call, but the Packers had a terrible first half with mediocre clock management. It seems like the Packers make Aaron Rodgers play catch up every week, and at some point the blame has to fall on the head coach.