Three takeaways from Packers’ win vs. Cowboys in Week 5

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GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – SEPTEMBER 15: Kevin King #20 of the Green Bay Packers makes an interception in front of Stefon Diggs #14 of the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field on September 15, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

2. Kevin King has great game despite playing through injury

On Friday, Kevin King was listed as doubtful on the Packers’ Week 5 injury report. Two days later, he made six tackles, defended two passes and made a crucial interception. King was dominant when matched up against Alshon Jeffery last week, and he was equally as impressive in this game.

King deserves so much credit for his performance in this game. Not only was he playing through a groin injury that looked to be serious enough to keep him out of this game, but he also injured his knee during the win.

King made a crucial interception when the score was 31-17 with over 10 minutes remaining. The momentum was with the Cowboys, who had just forced the Packers to punt. The interception already put Green Bay in field goal range, allowing them to add to their lead.

King so nearly had an interception earlier in the game. He had done all the hard work and was right there to make the play, but couldn’t hold onto the football.

I’ll never understand the criticism King gets. He’s struggled to stay healthy, but that’s just bad luck. He played hurt on Sunday and put in an excellent performance, just as he did last week. When King is out there, he consistently plays at a high level.