Packers: Five standout performances from Week 7 win vs. Texans

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Who were the top five performers from the Packers’ Week 7 rebound win?

The Green Bay Packers rebounded in a big way from last week’s loss with a 35-20 win versus the Houston Texans.

Hurt and short-handed, the Packers leaned heavily on their two biggest stars on offense and kept Houston’s defense off-balance with their play-calling.

The defense also looked better stopping the run, giving up only 79 total yards on the ground.

The Packers came into the game without their starting All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari (chest), star running back Aaron Jones (calf), and two starters on defense, Kevin King and Darnell Savage, both out with quad injuries.

Those are four very important players for this Packers squad. Two starting secondary players, the blindside protector, and Aaron Rodgers’ favorite player out of the backfield. That could be a recipe for disaster.

But the Packers used what they had and restarted an offense that was dominating the first four weeks of the season.

On defense, the Packers kept the pressure on Deshaun Watson all game long while limiting the Texans’ ground attack a week after giving up over 150 yards to Tampa Bay.

The Packers’ front seven looked stout against Houston’s offensive line and if it weren’t for a mobile Watson, they would probably have more than the three sacks they came away with.

The Packers looked more like the team from the first four weeks and not the one from last week. Granted, the Texans were 1-5 coming into this game, but they still had plenty of fire power to hang with a wounded Pack.

These five performances ensured the Packers came away 5-1.