Packers: Top five performers vs. Vikings in Week 2 victory
By Jesse Fry
4. Davante Adams
From the first snap of the game, you just knew Davante Adams was going to have a good game. Adams got the offense going with a big 39-yard gain on the first play of the game. From there, he did his usual solid work against one of the better defenses.
The Packers did a great job of moving Adams around the formation, forcing the Vikings put someone other than their Pro Bowl corner Xavier Rhodes on Adams. Though Adams didn’t score, he did bring in seven catches for 106 yards and kept the chains moving all game long.
The Packers need one of the other receivers to step up and become a threat. Marquez Valdes-Scantling has shown some flashes, Geronimo Allison looks like he can play a role. But neither has become a solid number two option.
Coach LaFleur can keep scheming him open but sooner or later, a defense will apply multiple people to stop Adams and someone else will have to step up.
Until then, we can watch and enjoy the skills of Adams. His speed off the line and in and out of the breaks is one-of-a kind. Adams finished second in the NFL in targets last year. It’s very likely he could finish the same way this year. And that would be just fine with Aaron Rodgers and Adams.