Packers: Ranking the 5 best performances in divisional-round win vs. Seahawks

Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /
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Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams
Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

1. Davante Adams

When you have eight catches for a Packers playoff record 160 yards, the conversation of top players starts with you.

Davante Adams started and ended the scoring for the Packers with long touchdown catches. Adams got the Packers on the board with an opening drive 20-yard touchdown and closed the scoring with his longest pass play of the day, a 40-yard touchdown grab that had more to do with Adams’ move and wiggle than it did pass play in air.

What might have been Adams’ best play of the game was his 25-yard catch on third-and-8 with 2:18 left to go in the game. The catch kept the drive alive and helped the Packers bleed the clock.

There was nothing the Seahawks could do to stop Adams. His release off the line was blowing past Seattle defenders while Aaron Rodgers kept putting passes on the money.

The 40-yard touchdown reception was all Adams. With his defender playing off because of motion, Adams got a free release then worked his way up field. He then made a great move at the end of his route that got Tre Flowers turned around. Rodgers made a great read and throw. Then it was Adams’ ability with the ball in his hands that took it the rest of the way. He put a juke on Flowers then outran everyone to the end zone.

Adams was a one-man wrecking crew for the Packers and a large reason why they are moving on.