Five players to watch for the Green Bay Packers in Week 17.
Week 17 and the regular season finale is upon us. A team that started work together back in late July will see the conclusion to their efforts.
The season will not be ending as many have hoped. There will be no postseason for the second season in a row and the Packers have more questions than answers once the final gun sounds.
The Packers will now face a Detroit Lions squad who has had this team’s number as of late.
Prior to 2015, the Lions had not won in Wisconsin since 1991. Since 2015, the Lions have taken two out of the last three at Lambeau. Granted, one of those games was against a Brett Hundley-led squad, but the Lions have still played the Packers tough.
Earlier this season, Mason Crosby‘s miserable day lead to the Packers’ demise. Crosby can’t be all to blame as the offense did very little versus Matt Patricia’s defense.
Neither team has anything to play for in Sunday’s contest. Both teams have long been eliminated from playoff contention.
For the Packers, this game is about not being swept by the Lions for the second season in a row.
For the Lions, it’s about finishing strong for their first-year head coach, though they seemed to lack effort last week against the Vikings.
Here is the final five players to watch of the 2018 season.
1. Davante Adams
With just two catches, Davante Adams can put the finishing touches on one of the most prolific seasons seen at the wide receiver position in Green Bay.
Adams just needs a pair of receptions to top 113 and best Sterling Sharpe‘s 25-year-old record of 112 receptions set in 1993. Aaron Rodgers did his best to try and get Adams the record last week. But it was not to be, and now Adams can set the record in Lambeau in front of the home crowd.
Adams also has another franchise record in sight; he needs just 134 yards to pass Jordy Nelson‘s single-season yardage record for receiving at 1,519 set in 2014. Adams will need to catch deeper passes then the screens and hitches he ran last week versus the Jets.
With two more touchdowns added to the 134 yards, Adams can become the first Packers receiver to catch 100 passes, have 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns. Considering the talent the Packers have had come through this franchise, that would be quite the feat for Adams.