Takeaways from the Packers’ impressive win over the Seahawks.
The Green Bay Packers still haven’t lost consecutive regular-season games under head coach Matt LaFleur.
Following last week’s slip-up on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Packers bounced back with a strong performance against the Seattle Seahawks, maintaining their huge cushion in the NFC North standings.
What did we learn from the Week 10 win?
Packers defense playing at championship level
How about that defense?
I, like many Packers fans, owe an apology to defensive coordinator Joe Barry. I doubted him when he came in, and continued that early in the year when the defense made some mistakes.
But here we are, after a three-game stretch that has included matchups with Kyler Murray, Patrick Mahomes, and Russell Wilson, two on the road, and the defense has been absolutely dominant.
How about this stat from ESPN’s Field Yates? In the past three weeks, those three QBs have combined for just 601 yards, one touchdown, and four interceptions against Green Bay.
And that included a rare shutout on Sunday.
Green Bay’s defense only allowed Seattle to reach the red zone once, which resulted in a Kevin King interception for a touchback.
King and Adrian Amos came up with an interception each, and quite honestly Amos could’ve had two more.
A simply dominant performance from the Packers’ defense.
Another week, more injuries
Injuries just keep on coming for the Packers, unfortunately.
Lead running back Aaron Jones left the game with a knee injury and needed to be helped off the field. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the Packers believe he suffered a sprained MCL, which is perhaps positive news as it means it likely wouldn’t be a long-term injury.
More concerning was losing top pass rusher Rashan Gary to what appeared to be a shoulder injury. Gary looked to be in a lot of pain and wouldn’t return. Pass rusher Whitney Mercilus suffered a biceps injury and wouldn’t return.
The Packers can’t catch a break with injuries this year.
AJ Dillon continues to silence the critics
If Aaron Jones is to miss time, AJ Dillon becomes the featured back in Green Bay’s offense. You could argue Dillon has been every bit as impressive as Jones so far this year, and that included today.
Dillon ran hard all afternoon, running through tacklers and finding the end zone twice. Remember when we were told he couldn’t catch? Dillon has been proving the opposite of that all year long. Today he caught both of his targets, including one of the plays of the game with a 50-yard catch-and-run down the sideline.
Dillon has been asked to take on a bigger role this season. He continues to deliver.