Packers: Aaron Rodgers-Davante Adams connection dominant vs. 49ers

Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams - Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams - Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /

The Rodgers-to-Adams connection was dominant for the Packers in Week 9.

The Green Bay Packers came away with a dominant 34-17 win against a very depleted San Francisco 49ers team in Santa Clara on Thursday night.

Amongst the domination was a consistent offensive threat, that being the duo of Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams.

Let’s dive in a bit deeper and look at the keys to their great production.

Key #1: Trust

It’s become pretty clear at this point that Rodgers and Adams have become a legitimately dangerous QB/WR duo in today’s league. In fact, since 2016, Adams has caught a total of 48 touchdowns, which is the most in the NFL in that span.

The trust that these two have built over the course of four seasons has been nothing short of remarkable. Time will tell how long it lasts, but for now, let’s enjoy it while it’s here.

Key #2: Production

Including Thursday’s contest (10 receptions, 173 yards, one touchdown), Adams has caught a total of 56 passes for 675 yards and eight touchdowns this year.

Per ESPN Stats and Info, he is the first player in NFL history to have three games with 10 receptions for 150 yards or more in their team’s first eight games of the season (Adams has done it while playing in just six). The incredible statistical stretch he’s been on so far this season is a testament to the relationship he’s built with his quarterback Rodgers.

Key #3: Consistency

Along with his incredible statistics on the field comes his overall consistency as a wide receiver. Adams has had 23 games with at least 100 yards receiving (99 games played, 92 starts, including the postseason).

Even though Rodgers has done fine without him in the lineup recently (6-0 combined since 2019), it’s still very clear that both players benefit greatly from each other’s presence on the field.

Rodgers has had some stellar receivers over the years, but Adams may just be the best one he’s had in his career thus far.