Who were the Packers’ three best players from the three units in Week 4?
After a questionable start to the 2021 campaign, the Green Bay Packers have now won three straight outings and sit atop the NFC North, just like the kings they are.
But as is the case with every game, the Packers’ 27-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers definitely didn’t come without some struggles and bumps in the road along the way. The Packers should be satisfied with the win and how all three units played as a whole, but there were still some mistakes made – mistakes that would cost them against more formidable opponents.
Speaking of the three units, let’s ask the age old question: Who were the three best players from the three individual units in the Packers’ second home game of the year?
Special teams: P Corey Bojorquez
Welcome, Corey! This is Bojorquez’s first Lombardi Ave Player Of The Week award, but that’s not a discredit to his season as a whole so far. Bojorquez was a late addition to this year’s roster, as the Packers traded for him on August 31.
The former Buffalo Bill has made an impact on the Packers special teams right away, as he’s averaging 48 yards per punt with only 14 punts under his belt. In the Steelers game, Bojorquez punted three times for 138 yards – including a booming 58-yard punt in the fourth quarter.
Bojorquez has shown to be a fantastic addition to the roster, as he’s massively outperforming previous punter J.K Scott.
Honorable mention: K Mason Crosby
Defense: LB De’Vondre Campbell
Through four weeks, I think it’s safe to say that LB De’Vondre Campbell is the best addition the Packers made in the 2021 offseason. Campbell is third in the league in tackles, as well as having a INT, two pass defenses and a fumble recovery. Campbell flies around the field and seems like he’s involved in almost every tackle or blown-up play. Campbell is also impressively playing 100% of the Packers’ defensive snaps in recent weeks.
Campbell registered nine combined tackles against the Steelers, as well as a QB hit and a pass defense.
Honorable mentions: LB Rashan Gary, DT Kenny Clark
Offense: WR Randall Cobb
I’m just now noticing that all three players of the week are people that weren’t on the Packers roster last season. Maybe the offseason wasn’t lackluster after all…
Cobb was basically a ghost throughout the first three weeks of the year, only bringing in four catches for a flat total of 58 yards. With MVS down and out for at least the next three weeks, the question arose about who would step up in his absence.
The answer would be our old friend, Randall Cobb. Cobb put up five catches for 69 yards, two of which were planted in the end zone. Aside from his receiving skills, Cobb was also notably strong in the run blocking game.
As these awards become a weekly thing for Lombardi Ave, I’d like to keep a tally of the winners as the weeks go along.
Offense Player Of The Week Winners:
- WR Davante Adams 1x
- WR Randall Cobb 1x
Defensive Player Of The Week Winners:
- CB Jaire Alexander 1x
- LB De’Vondre Campbell 1x
Special Teams Player Of The Week Winners:
- K Mason Crosby 1x
- P Corey Bojorquez 1x