Top five performances from the Packers’ Week 4 win versus the Falcons.
Without their top two wide receivers, the Green Bay Packers got creative and rolled over the banged up and shorthanded Atlanta Falcons.
On the strength of their running backs, motion, and head coach Matt LaFleur’s play-calling, the Packers were able to create space for their receivers and get guys wide open all over the field.
The Falcons were playing without their top safeties and by the end of the night, were playing with fourth-stringers in the secondary due to injuries. This had the Packers licking their chops.
Even with the Packers down Davante Adams and Allen Lazard, the Falcons secondary was overmatched. If they weren’t getting beat by misdirection and motion, they were allowing their inexperience to show and let guys run wide open at pivotal moments.
Playing against a young and unproven secondary, Aaron Rodgers and LaFleur went to work. Rodgers had all day to throw and when things did break down, he used his smarts and athletic ability to buy more time.
The offense moved the ball at will and for the fourth time in four games, put up 30 points, something no team in Packers history has done.
LaFleur is really starting to hit his stride as a coach and play-caller. His aggressive nature is also showing through, a departure from the passive nature the Packers have had the past. Not that Mike McCarthy wasn’t aggressive, I just can’t remember a time the Packers have gone for it on fourth down as often and with this much success.
The defense also did their work and limited the Falcons to only 16 points and allowed one play over 20 yards. This was the most complete game the team has had on the young season and gave us all a glimpse of what may come after the bye.
Here are the top five performances from a big Week 4 victory.