Packers: Five standout performances from Week 9 win vs. 49ers

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Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams
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1. Davante Adams

Stat line: 10 catches, 173 yards, 1 TD

If Davante Adams wasn’t in the conversation for the best receiver in the league prior to the start of the season, he has firmly implanted himself in there now.

Week after week, it hasn’t mattered how teams defended him, he has found a way to produce.

Heading into Sunday, Adams sits atop of the NFL in receiving touchdowns and is in the top 10 of every other category despite missing two games due to injury.

Part of that is a product of the Packers’ lack of weapons but 90 percent of that is Adams’ pure talent. Adams is lightening quick off the line and one of the best route-runners in the game.

That was evident on Adams’ 45-yard catch when he looked to be running an out route then turned up field on Aaron Rodgers’ pump fake and burned the secondary for the large gain.

Adams is also as strong as they come. He had cornerback Emmanuel Moseley all over him holding onto his hand stealing his glove as Adams made the catch for a first down.

Jordy Nelson, Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, James Jones, and Randall Cobb were all good receivers Rodgers has had the pleasure of throwing to but Adams may be better than them all. I know it might be a little hard to fathom but it’s true. For times all of those other guys had a chance to feed off one another. The best the Adams has across from him right now is Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

He is a one-man wrecking crew and on his way to one of the best seasons any Packers wide receiver has ever had.