Despite a few adrenaline rushing moments here and there, the Green Bay Packers pulled off an overtime win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 5. This marks the fourth win in a row for the Lombardi boys as they sit at the top of the NFC North.
All three units had their ups and downs at different parts in the game. The special teams had the most downs of the three units, but had an up when it counted the most.
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’ fourth straight win?
Special teams: N/A
This is a first for the weekly Lombardi Ave awards. There was nobody, and I mean nobody that stood out on the special teams end of things for the Packers.
Mason Crosby, despite hitting the winning FG, was 4/7 on attempts. Corey Bojorquez only had two punts that went a measly 67 total yards. Kylin Hill returned one kick for 16 yards and Amari Rodgers’ two punt returns only mustered up nine yards.
This won’t be an often occurrence, but nobody on special teams was deserving of the award this week.
Honorable mentions: Yeah, nobody.
Defense: LB De’Vondre Campbell
De’Vondre Campbell seems to be what the Packers linebacking corps has been lacking for years upon years.
Campbell had another excellent day, recording eight total tackles, a pass defense and an interception in the clutch during overtime. Campbell was great in pass coverage. He was also excellent against the run, providing three stops.
Campbell is proving week in and week out that he is the best addition the Packers made over the 2021 offseason.
Honorable mentions: Kenny Clark, Rashan Gary, Kevin King, Jonathan Garvin
Offense: WR Davante Adams
You knew this was coming.
Davante Adams not only had the best game of his 2021 campaign so far, but had the best game of his entire career. #17 hauled in 11 of 16 targets for 206 yards, as well as adding a touchdown catch in the second quarter.
Adams accounted for 60% of the team’s passing yards, and is recording record numbers in terms of targets. According to Pro Football Focus, Adams is being targeted on 36.8% of Aaron Rodgers’ throws through the first five weeks of the season – which is the second highest percentage of all time.
Honorable mentions: Aaron Jones, A.J. Dillion