The Packers didn’t play well, but they got the win.
It might’ve been the Green Bay Packers‘ worst performance of the year.
Fortunately, it was good enough to defeat the struggling Jacksonville Jaguars and send the Packers to a 7-2 record.
We saw some uncharacteristic mistakes from the Packers, including a bad interception for Aaron Rodgers, as well as multiple drops and a fumble by Davante Adams. But in the end, the Packers got the job done and that’s all that counts.
Let’s talk about the positives.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling, coming off a two-touchdown game against the San Francisco 49ers, backed it up with arguably the best game of his career. He caught four catches for 149 yards and a touchdown and made some impressive plays throughout the game.
MVS has shown some real improvements in the past two weeks. Let’s hope it leads to more consistent play the rest of the season.
Overall, it’s hard to be too impressed with the defense considering they were facing a rookie quarterback making his second NFL start. Mike Pettine wasn’t aggressive enough and it often resulted in Jake Luton having time in the pocket to throw. Early on, it was Jaguars mistakes rather than great defensive play making the difference.
The defense did make some big plays though.
Adrian Amos came up with an interception, while Za’Darius and Preston Smith and Rashan Gary each had a sack.
Packers win ugly but it doesn’t matter
It wasn’t a good performance. The Packers held on for victory against a 1-8 team. But who cares?
They got the job done. The win means they are now 7-2 and in command of the NFC North. The Chicago Bears are 5-4 and take on the 3-5 Minnesota Vikings on Monday night.
The win is all that matters, but they’ll need to be a lot better next week on the road against the Indianapolis Colts.