Midway through the Packers’ season, we grade each position.
It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through the Green Bay Packers‘ season.
So far, it’s been a fun one. The Packers are top of the NFC North and tied for the NFC lead at 6-2, once again looking like serious contenders for the Super Bowl.
Where has this team been strongest through the opening eight games, and which areas are of concern moving forward? Today, we’ll go through each position group and hand out a grade for the Packers’ first eight games of the season.
At midseason, the team is in a strong position and set for another playoff run. They likely need four or five more victories from their final eight, which is realistic.
So, here we go. Here are our positional grades, starting with special teams.
Special teams: C
Overall, the special teams has been average. But considering where this group was a year ago, the Packers should be delighted with that. Special teams was an absolute mess for the majority of last season but they haven’t had any major errors in the opening eight games.
Mason Crosby continues to be one of the most consistent kickers in football. Only four teams haven’t missed a field goal attempt this season. One of them is the Packers, thanks to Crosby. Crosby has one miss on 29 extra-point attempts, his only error in almost flawless season.
The Packers are No. 27 in kickoff return average and No. 28 in punt return average, and they rank No. 18 in average yards per punt.
Outside of Crosby, there’s nothing great about the special teams. However, improvements have been made from a year ago.