Packers: Three best players from the three units in Week 3

Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

The Packers’ three best players from the three units in Week 3 at San Francisco.

After splitting the first two games, the Green Bay Packers marked their second win of the season and their first win on the road. Despite coming in as a three-point underdog, the Packers ended up winning the game 30-28 following another game-winning field goal from the dog as old as time, Mason Crosby.

But the question remains, who were the best three players from the three individual units in the Packers’ second straight primetime outing?

Special teams: K Mason Crosby

Three successful extra-point attempts and three successful field goals, one of which was a 51-yard game winner. Although he’s 37, Crosby continues to be a beloved Packers


legend and he doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

It’s also important to note that Crosby has made 26 field goals in a row dating back to last season. You can’t ask for much more from Crosby during the era of bizarre kicker woes.

Crosby also registered a tackle on the 49ers’ Trent Cannon, saving a kick return for a touchdown.

Honorable mention: P Corey Bojorquez

Defense: CB Jaire Alexander

Remind me why we haven’t paid this guy yet?

JA$ was a bit off in the first two games of the year, but seemed to return to his All-Pro form last night. Alexander and the Packers secondary only allowed one player to get over 90 yards receiving, that being TE George Kittle – somebody who is borderline unstoppable at times.

Alexander also registered five tackles, three pass defenses and two QB pressures. Alexander also snagged an interception in the second quarter after taking advantage of a Jimmy Garoppolo overthrow.

I hope the Packers have the Brinks truck (and more) awaiting for Jaire when the team arrives back in Green Bay.

Honorable mentions: ILB De’Vondre Campbell, S Darnell Savage, OLB Preston Smith

Offense: WR Davante Adams

I just experienced Deja Vu. Remind me why we haven’t extended this guy yet?

Davante continues to prove week in and week out that he’s the best receiver in ALL of football. His footwork alone should be considered among the greatest of all time.

Adams shared a hefty amount of the passing workload. According to Pro Football Focus, Adams recorded his highest single-game target rate in his career in Week 3 – being targeted on 56.3% of his routes.

Adams registered 12 catches for 132 yards, with two of those catches coming in clutch during the Packers’ game-winning drive. Adams also had a receiving touchdown.

Honorable mentions: QB Aaron Rodgers, C Josh Myers

Week 3 was an overall success for the Green Bay Packers. Despite letting off of the gas on the defensive side of the ball in the second half, the Packers earned a great TEAM win with all units playing a factor in the win at some point or another.