Packers: Grades for the Week 17 win over the Vikings

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers scored a key victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17, a win that came with a steep reward as the team was able to clinch the number one seed in the NFC.

In the 37-10 blowout, all three units of the Packers played well and looked like the decisively better team — something that hasn’t been achieved in recent weeks.

Nonetheless, let’s hand out player grades for the Week 17 win.


It’s Aaron Rodgers vs. the Vikings. I mean, what did you honestly expect?

Despite some fluttering early on, Rodgers and Co. were able to turn up the heat as the game went on. When halftime rolled around, the Pack were up 20-3 and showed no signs of slowing down. Along with more success in the second half, the team didn’t turn the football over for the fourth straight game.

Individual Grades:

  • QB Aaron Rodgers: A+
  • WR Davante Adams: A+
  • C Lucas Patrick: A
  • WR Allen Lazard: B+
  • RB Aaron Jones: B+
  • RB AJ Dillon: B+
  • T Josh Nijman: C+
  • TE Josiah Deguara: D-
  • WR: Marquez Valdes-Scantling: D-

Overall Offensive Grade: A


The defense complemented the offense very well in Week 17, only allowing 10 points. This was the lowest amount of points that the team has allowed since they shut out the Seattle Seahawks in Week 10. In a quick review of the game, I couldn’t find a single player that had a “bad” game.

Individual Grades:

  • EDGE Rashan Gary: A-
  • LB De’Vondre Campbell: B+
  • LB Krys Barnes: B+
  • CB Eric Stokes: B
  • CB Rasul Douglas: B
  • S Adrian Amos: B
  • CB Chandon Sullivan: B
  • LB Preston Smith: B-

Overall Offensive Grade: B+

Special Teams

Special teams continued their streak of just not being a total disaster. Corey Bojorquez only had to punt twice, while Mason Crosby completed the task of nailing three field goals.

  • P Corey Bojorquez: A+
  • K Mason Crosby: A+
  • PR Tyler Davis: A
  • KR EQ St Brown: B+

Overall Special Teams Grade: A+