The Green Bay Packers’ top five performers in their Week 16 win against the New York Jets.
With a victory against the Jets, the Packers ensured they would not go winless on the road in 2018.
The game was a fun one to watch, with the Packers being down by 14 points at multiple points in the game and never leading until late on.
The defense did not have one of its better performances, giving up 38 points while getting torched through the air by rookie Sam Darnold. In the end, the defense did just enough to keep the Jets from adding to the lead in the fourth quarter and gave the Packers a chance.
Aaron Rodgers took it from there. Rodgers led the offense to 18 unanswered points, giving the Packers the lead with just over a minute to play. The Jets came right back though and tied the game, sending the teams into overtime.
In overtime, the Packers won the toss and did not give the ball back, scoring a walk-off touchdown on a pass from Rodgers to Davante Adams.
With nothing to play for, the Packers did a great job mixing in some of the younger players in with Rodgers. Jake Kumerow and Robert Tonyan got their most playing time on the season, while Tony Brown played a lot out of necessity due to Jaire Alexander‘s groin injury.
With one week left in the season, the Packers will close out at home against the Detroit Lions. Before we look ahead, here are the top five performers from Week 16.
1. Davante Adams
Needing 12 receptions to tie Sterling Sharpe‘s single-season record, it seemed Rodgers and Davante Adams were determined to get them all in this game.
Adams finished with 11 catches for 71 yards and the game-winning touchdown. With the output he had in Sunday’s game against the Jets, it’s not a matter of if, but by how many catches will Adams set the new single-season record with.
Adams now has 111 catches for 1,386 yards and 13 touchdowns this season.
The Jets did not match their best corner, Trumaine Johnson, with Adams the whole game like I thought they might. Instead, the Jets doubled Adams with whoever was on the side he went to. When Adams did get man coverage, he made the Jets pay.
If not for a leaky offensive line, Adams’ day may have been bigger. He was open deep on a few plays but Rodgers did not have time to see him due to pressure.
Adams has one game left to add to one of the most prolific seasons a wide receiver has had in Green Bay.