2. Jamaal Williams
Stat line: 8 catches, 105 all-purpose yards
The Packers have a back capable of providing for the offense in multiple ways. He is just as effective running the ball as he is capable of catching passes out of the backfield.
Well actually, the Packers have two of those backs.
Jamaal Williams showed Aaron Jones isn’t the only running back for opposing teams to worry about.
While not as explosive as Jones, he is just as capable a receiver and made the most of his opportunities, finishing second on the team in this game in receiving yards and first in receptions.
Eight catches for 95 yards is a good day for a wide receiver. For a backup running back, it is a great day and another example of a player taking advantage of his opportunities.
I thought the Packers might go to Williams and Jones in the backfield together a few times in this game, I was even more surprised when they went to three running backs with Tyler Ervin entering the game as well.
The Packers used a three-back set as many times in this game as it has been used across the NFL. The beauty of it was even with all three in the game, the Falcons still could not clue in on run or pass.
Matt LaFleur showed a few new wrinkles playing shorthanded Monday night. Just imagine how those wrinkles can evolve once the team gets Adams and Lazard back healthy.