Packers: Top five performers vs. Redskins in Week 14 win
By Jesse Fry
2. Adrian Amos
Adrian Amos may have had his best game as a Green Bay Packer. He finished the game with seven tackles, a sack and an interception.
This game was the reason why the Packers went out and got Amos. He was more than a veteran presence, he was a playmaker.
Amos made his impact felt on the first play of the Redskins’ second drive when he blitzed off the right side of the Redskins formation and sacked Dwayne Haskins. The drive went nowhere and Washington was forced to punt.
Amos’ interception came at a critical time. With the Packers driving towards the end of the first half, Rodgers was stripped of the ball and recovered by Ryan Anderson. Washington was then putting together a good drive that looked like it would end up with at least a field goal attempt. Amos cut in front of receiver Kelvin Harmon for the pick. Drive over.
When he wasn’t making game-changing plays he was solid in run support and in position in pass defense.
Next, Amos will get a second chance at his former team. Amos made the game-sealing interception against the Chicago Bears on opening night.
Amos and Darnell Savage are the most talented duo the Packers have had at safety in some time. Injuries have not allowed the tandem to develop as much as one would hope at this point in the season. But they are getting closer to reaching that level and we should see a more improved position as we close out the season and head into the playoffs.