Packers: Five players key to victory in Week 13 vs. Eagles

Green Bay Packers, Preston Smith (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams
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3. Davante Adams

Just like two weeks ago, Davante Adams will meet a familiar foe in a different uniform. Against the Colts, Adams squared off against Xavier Rhodes. This week, Adams will get to rehash a rivalry with Darius Slay.

The former Lions cornerback was traded to Philadelphia over the offseason as the Eagles wanted the shutdown corner they have been looking for.

With how much the Packers move Adams around, Slay won’t match up against Adams all game long. But they will have their moments and I think Adams will feast on Slay the way he has on all other corners all season long.

Slay is questionable with a calf injury for the game. If he’s out or limited, this could be a big day for Adams. The Eagles are lacking depth in the secondary and if their pass rush can’t keep the pressure on Rodgers, Philly’s defense will be in for a long day.

Adams is making his case to be the best wide receiver in the game and Sunday should be the next page in the book.

The offense is getting weapons back and the ability to focus solely on Adams is going away. Adams should se more single coverage with Allen Lazard back, Marquez Valdes-Scantling picking up his game, Big Bobby Tonyan emerging as a bonafide threat, and Aaron Jones’ ability as a receiver.

Despite the big numbers Adams has put up already, I think the best may still be to come.