Packers: Davante Adams dominates in big win vs. Texans

Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images) /

The Packers dominated in Week 7 with a 35-20 win.

The Green Bay Packers needed a bounce-back performance this week. They got one.

Davante Adams dominated all day long with the Houston Texans defense having no answer for the Packers offense.

Adams caught 13 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns. Not a typo. The Texans couldn’t find an answer for the Packers’ star wide receiver, so Aaron Rodgers kept firing the ball his way.

It was exactly the type of performance the Packers needed on offense after last week’s disappointing game. Rodgers was back to his best with 283 yards and four touchdowns. Along with two for Adams, he also found Malik Taylor and Jace Sternberger for scores.

Even without star left tackle David Bakhtiari, the offensive line held up and didn’t allow a sack. And without star running back Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams led the way with 77 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries.

It was also an impressive performance by the defense. The pass rush was much improved, the defense sacking Deshaun Watson three times and getting four quarterback hits. Preston Smith didn’t have a sack but he put in arguably his best performance of the year, finishing with three tackles and a tackle for loss while also pressuring Watson on multiple occasions.

It was a win the Packers needed to get back on track.

Last week was a bad performance. As Matt LaFleur said himself, it was important not to allow that to carryover into this week’s game and lead to a second straight loss. The Packers bounced back in emphatic style and now improve to 5-1 on the year with a home game against the struggling Minnesota Vikings on the way next week.

The Packers were able to win without Adams this season. Today, they proved they can win without Bakhtiari and Jones.

What did you think about the team’s performance on Sunday?