5 biggest takeaways from Packers’ loss to Jets in Week 6
Packers’ offensive line struggles
The Packers’ offensive line had absolutely no answer for the Jets’ defensive front.
Credit where it’s due, New York’s defensive line is no joke. Quinnen Williams is having an unbelievable season, and it continued on Sunday.
The Jets sacked Aaron Rodgers four times and made nine quarterback hits. They shut down the run game at or behind the line of scrimmage with regularity, and got in Rodgers’ face just about every time he dropped back to throw.
It was a simply dominant performance up front by the Jets.
The Packers couldn’t stop Quinnen Williams, who had two sacks, two tackles for loss, and three quarterback hits. According to NFL Next Gen Stats, he generated seven quarterback pressures.
Green Bay’s offensive line struggles led to Royce Newman getting benched for Jake Hanson, only for him to quickly return when Hanson exited the game due to injury.
It was just that kind of game for the Packers.
Matt LaFleur admitted change was possible along the offensive line in his postgame presser. Perhaps the best option would be to move Elgton Jenkins back to guard, where he was a Pro Bowler in 2020, while allowing Yosh Nijman to start at right tackle.
No matter which five players start in Week 7, serious improvements are needed.