4 horrible stats that defined Packers’ embarrassing loss to Saints
4. 100 percent
When Jameis Winston threw in the direction of Kevin King and Chandon Sullivan, 100 percent of passes were completed.
The Packers have an All-Pro cornerback in Jaire Alexander but, as we saw too often last season, he had no help.
According to Pro Football Reference, King was targeted only twice in the game, but both passes were completed for 72 yards and a touchdown with a perfect passer rating of 158.3. Sullivan allowed all four passes to be completed in his coverage for 37 yards and two touchdowns with a passer rating of 144.8.
It was a similar story in the NFC title game. Until the Packers get better production from these two (or replace them), opponents will continue to target them.
King is under real pressure from first-round pick Eric Stokes. Don’t be surprised if the Packers make a switch in the near future. But Sullivan also needs to improve.
As for options in the slot, rookie Shemar Jean-Charles didn’t seem ready over the summer, so it leaves limited options unless the Packers want to have Alexander or safety Darnell Savage play the “star” position more often.
King and Sullivan literally allowed every pass in their coverage to be completed, three of which were touchdowns. That’s far from good enough.