Packers stock up, stock down Week 7: Allen Lazard delivers
Here’s the latest Green Bay Packers stock report following their dramatic win over the Detroit Lions on Monday night.
How important could the Green Bay Packers‘ three divisional wins prove to be late in the season? In what looks to be the strongest division in football after six weeks, the Packers picked up a crucial victory against the Detroit Lions on Monday. A win that meant the Lions fell to last place of the division instead of taking over first place. That’s how close this division is.
A 5-1 start is better than anybody could’ve expected with a rookie head coach. Equally important is the perfect start in the division with wins over each team, and also a 4-1 start against NFC opponents. When it comes down to tiebreakers, division and conference records count. And the Packers have made a great start in both categories.
You don’t win many games when you lose the turnover battle at minus-three, but Matt LaFleur’s team found a way to stay in it, then win it late on. That’s the sign of a team with character, able to win when they’re not at their best.
So let’s review the game. Following the huge win in primetime, whose stock is moving up, and whose stock is falling as we head into a Week 7, with a game against the Oakland Raiders on the way?