Packers: Grades for Week 7 performance in loss vs. Commanders

Green Bay Packers, Amari Rodgers (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Amari Rodgers (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /

Where do we even begin? Once again, the Green Bay Packers put in an awful performance, losing their third game in a row.

We’re not even halfway through the regular season, but Green Bay already has as many losses as it did all of last year, and more than the two seasons prior to that.

Unfortunately, it’s that time of the week to hand out grades for the Packers.

Packers offense: F

Fourteen points. That’s all Green Bay’s offense could manage. Even with the bonus of a De’Vondre Campbell pick-six, the offense couldn’t do enough to win the game.

Aaron Rodgers’ stat line of 194 yards and two touchdowns looks far better than he played. Rodgers missed a number of throws.

He wasn’t helped by multiple drops, though.

This offense is completely out of sync and lacking in talent. It’s tough to see how they turn things around.

Packers defense: D

Like we’ve seen often this season, the Packers’ defense started fast but couldn’t keep it up.

They dominated in the first half, allowing only 10 points, while forcing three punts and making a pick-six.

However, the Washington Commanders scored on their opening three drives of the second half, running the ball for fun and taking time off the clock.

Washington ran for 166 yards on 38 carries, averaging 4.4 yards per attempt. And when Green Bay desperately needed a stop late in the fourth quarter, Terry McLaurin caught a pass for a first down on third-and-9 to effectively end the game.

Packers special teams: D

Another week, another Amari Rodgers fumble on a punt return. It ended up costing the Packers three points. They lost by two.

Outside of that, it was an OK performance on special teams, and far better than last week against the New York Jets.

Mason Crosby made all of his kicks, although he didn’t attempt any field goals. Pat O’Donnell put in another solid performance, averaging 41.6 yards on his five punts, pinning the Commanders inside the 20-yard line on two occasions.

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