The Green Bay Packers successfully defeated the only unbeaten team left in the NFL last night, as they took down the Arizona Cardinals 24-21.
The defense played very well, which was complemented by an efficient offense who scored when it counted the most.
It’s time for the Week 8 installment of the best three players from the three units, this time representing the major win that the Packers pulled off last night.
Special teams: P Corey “Bojo Blast” Bojorquez
Corey Bojorquez. That’s the sentence.
I feel like a broken record here, but this guy just keeps getting better every single week. Bojorquez blasted another three punts this week, this time recording 154 total punt yardage – with two of those landing inside the 20-yard line.
Bojorquez is top-five in the league in net yards per punt and continues to impress every single week. As long as he continues to be this good, there won’t be a reason to not keep giving him this award every week.
Defense: CB Rasul Douglas
Although he gave up a few first downs in the game, there is no way you can award this spot to anybody aside from Rasul Douglas after his game-sealing interception.
Douglas has only been in a Packers uniform for three weeks – yet he’s made a massive impact on the Packers’ passing defense.
He’s been a solid player through and through – posting a Pro Football Focus grade of 73.7. If Eric Stokes continues to develop and Jaire Alexander comes back at full strength, the future of the Packers’ cornerback room looks very bright.
Offense: RB Aaron Jones
When it was known that Davante Adams, Allen Lazard and MVS were all going to miss the Week 8 outing, the Packers gameplan become abundantly clear. Run. The. Football.
Although Jones didn’t have as good of a night on the ground as AJ Dillion did, he made up for it by becoming the Packers’ leading receiver in both catches and yards. To go along with 59 rushing yards and a touchdown, Jones had seven catches for 51 yards – giving him his fourth game with over 100 scrimmage yards this season.
Jones was undoubtedly the reason the Packers were able to drive the ball down the field in clutch times.