Packers: Stock up, stock down entering Week 4 vs. Falcons

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
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The Packers continue to roll with a 37-30 victory over the Saints in Week 3. See which players are trending in the right direction.

The Green Bay Packers went into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday night and escaped a shootout with a victory. Fun fact: that is the first time the Packers have won in the Superdome since Brett Favre took down the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI in 1997. That’s 23 years without a win at New Orleans. Granted, the Packers don’t play in the Superdome all that often, but it is still an impressive feat, nonetheless.

The offense looked good, putting up 37 points, which is incredibly the least amount of points they’ve scored in a game all year. They’ve put up 122 points in three games this year, averaging 40.7 points per game, most in the NFL. Seattle is second with 37.0 points per game.

This offense continues to put up big yardage as well. They added on 271 passing yards and 98 rushing yards, totaling 369 total yards. Currently, the Packers are second in the NFL in total yards per game with 459.7. The Cowboys lead the league with 490.7.

The defense, and the run defense, in particular, continues to be a bit of an issue. They had no answer for New Orleans Saints running back, Alvin Kamara, who gashed them all night. But then again, no teams really have an answer for Kamara. Even though the defense has been struggling, they have come up with turnovers when they really need to.

In Week 3, Za’Darius Smith forced and recovered a fumbled on Taysom Hill in a tie game that would eventually lead to a Packers field goal, putting them up 30-27. The defense then forced a three-and-out on the next Saints possession, leading to a Packers’ touchdown, essentially sealing the game.

With an exciting win in the books, let’s take a look at the Packers’ stock report entering Week 4.