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

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

1. Davante Adams

Stat line: 13 catches, career-high 196 yards, 2 TDs

Down one of their top stars, the Packers turned to their other main man. Davante Adams is making new career-highs a bit of a habit this year. In week one, he set a new high and tied a Packers’ record with 14 receptions.

This week, he set a new career mark with 196 receiving yards.

There was nothing the Texans could to stop or even slow Adams. Zone, double-teamed or straight up one-on-one, Adams annihilated the person(s) across from him and was usually wide open. When he was covered, Aaron Rodgers put the ball in perfect places where only Adams would come away with it.

The Texans got a bit of an unlucky break at the beginning of the game when their best cover man Bradley Roby went down with a knee injury and did not return. Instead of shading coverage to Adams’ side, the team kept matching up Adams one-on-one most of the game.

Even when the Texans did go with a safety over the top or some type of zone, Adams still found holes on his way to the big day.

When Adams was out, Aaron Jones stepped up in a big way to fill in the gap. Now with Jones out, Adams was more than happy to eat up a few extra targets and produce another career day.