The Green Bay Packers are loving gold on their current six-game winning streak. Following an iffy 24-10 win over Washington, the Packers turn their focus to the Arizona Cardinals on this week’s Thursday Night Football outing.
All three units had their ups and downs during the game, but all played well enough to warrant another victory.
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’ sixth straight win?
Special Teams: P Corey Bojorquez
Bojo Blast is my favorite player in football.
Corey Bojorquez continued to show out in Week 7, having an extremely successful day punting the football. Over three total punts, Bojo amassed a total of 139 yards – managing an average of 46.3 yards per punt. There was also an impressive punt in the fourth quarter than pinned Washington inside their own five-yard line.
Defense: LB Rashan Gary
Rashan Gary has been an honorable mention nearly every week, but this week he took the cake for Defensive Player of the Week.
Gary amassed a career high, game-high, and league-high amount of pressures, racking up 11 by my count. Along with that, Gary recorded 2.0 sacks and forced a fumble on the first drive of the second half. Gary also tallied up four QB hits.
Combining all of those stats, Gary recorded a season-high Pro Football Focus grade of 82.0.
Offense: WR Davante Adams
Note: Aaron Rodgers isn’t considered for these awards, given he is the distributor and would probably win every single week.
Although no particular player had outstanding stats, Davante Adams made the most out of his six receptions. A jaw-dropping sideline juggle and a fourth-down conversion to a touchdown capped off a six-catch, 76-yard day for the Packers’ leading receiver in nearly every category.
Adams continues to be Aaron Rodgers’ main target as the receiving corps is still dealing with injuries.