Packers: Top three performances from Week 8 loss to Vikings

Green Bay Packers, Jamaal Williams (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Jamaal Williams (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /
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Green Bay Packers, Jamaal Williams
Green Bay Packers, Jamaal Williams (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

3. Jamaal Williams

Stat Line: 16 carries, 75 yards, 6 catches, 27 yds, 2-point conversion

With Aaron Jones still out with a calf injury, Jamaal Williams stepped in and stepped up again in his second straight start.

Williams was the focal point to start the game, carrying seven times on the first drive on the way to Davante Adams’ first touchdown in the game. When all said and done, Williams racked up over 100 all-purpose yards for the second straight game and made Jones’ absence minimal.

The Packers made more use of rookie AJ Dillon in this game but it was still Williams taking on the bulk of the workload.

One of the great things about Williams is when he gets hit, he is still going forward and moving piles when gang tackled.

Williams did get a lot of help on his two-point conversion as the offensive line gave a tremendous push to get the ball to break the plane of the goal line.

With the wind and weather conditions as they were, you knew the run game would need to be strong and Williams made sure it was.

The Packers should get Jones back soon but in the meantime, Williams is doing all that he can to keep the ground game moving in the right direction.

The Packers now have a short week and travel to a state of horrors for them in 2019. The team will travel to San Fransisco to play the 49ers on Thursday Night Football.

The defense needs to take Cook running all over them personal and take it out on the 49ers. San Fran’s game plan will probably be similar and try to run it right down the Packers’ throat just as they did in the NFC Championship game.

Next. Three takeaways from the Packers' Week 8 loss to Vikings. dark