Packers: Grades for Week 12 performance in loss to Eagles

Green Bay Packers, Jordan Love (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Jordan Love (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers lost again in Week 12, but they didn’t quit.

Up against the NFL’s top-ranked team, the Packers fought until the end, even when MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers exited the game due to injury.

There were some positives to take away from the performance, and also some big negatives. Let’s get into Green Bay’s Week 12 grades.

Packers offense: B

There were plenty of positives from both Aaron Rodgers and Jordan Love in this game, and the Packers scored 33 points, their highest total of the season.

However, Rodgers threw two costly interceptions, and you can’t earn an A grade after turning it over twice. The offense also struggled on third down, only converting one of seven attempts.

Still, Rodgers made some vintage throws with two touchdown passes, then Love impressed with 113 yards and a touchdown of his own.

Packers defense: F

Another week, another F grade for Joe Barry’s defense. This was as embarrassing as it gets.

Green Bay gave up a mind-blowing 363 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. The Eagles had exactly 500 yards of offense with five touchdowns and 40 points.

They ran 79 plays, went 8/15 on third down and 2/3 on fourth down.

Yes, the Packers stopped the Eagles on fourth-and-1, an impressive play, and they also forced a turnover. But everything else was a disaster.

Embarrassing display from the defense.

Packers special teams: B+

Why didn’t Keisean Nixon replace Amari Rodgers sooner?

Nixon returned five kicks for an impressive 172 yards, averaging 34.4 yards per return. He had a long of 53 yards.

Pat O’Donnell punted twice, pinning the Eagles inside their 20-yard line once.

The only negative of the special teams performance was Mason Crosby’s missed extra-point try. He converted his other five kicks, including two field goals and three extra-point attempts.

Overall, good work from the Packers’ special teams unit on Sunday night.