Packers: Top five performers vs. Giants in Week 13 win
By Jesse Fry
1. Davante Adams
The Packers did a much better job this week not forcing the ball to Davante Adams and allowing his production to come organically.
Adams finished with six catches for 64 yards and two touchdowns, bringing his touchdown total to three on the year. Adams did have a drop in the game but there was little else he did wrong. The Giants bottled up Jones in both the run and pass game which made the need for Adams that much more.
Adams is a very important piece in Green Bay’s offense so it’s understandable when the team becomes overly reliant on him. He is the one receiver the Packers have that can beat man coverage and find the spots in the zone consistently. But when the reliance bogs down the offense it can become a problem. Both Coach LaFleur and Rodgers did a better job of finding the proper balance in this game.
Adams was still used in a variety of ways. He lined up all over the formation and caught passes deep, shallow and even took a short pitch on a jet sweep. Adams drew two defensive pass interference calls that help set up Packers scores.
It also seems Adams has not done anything to aggravate his toe injury, which is good news as the Packers will need their number one receiver healthy for the stretch run.