Packers: Grades for Week 15 performance in win over Rams

Green Bay Packers, AJ Dillon (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, AJ Dillon (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers have won two in a row, keeping themselves alive in the playoff race.

Green Bay defeated the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night to keep its postseason dreams alive for at least another week.

After a strong performance following their bye, here are the Packers’ Week 15 grades:

Packers offense: C+

Green Bay’s offense didn’t dominate the game, but didn’t need to. Outside of an Aaron Rodgers interception and Aaron Jones fumble, the offense moved the ball throughout the evening.

Romeo Doubs impressed on his return, leading the Packers in receiving with five catches for 55 yards.

Jones rushed for 90 yards, averaging 5.3 yards per attempt, while AJ Dillon scored two touchdowns.

It was a fine offensive performance, although they will likely need to improve to win the next three games.

Packers defense: A-

No matter how frustrating it is to keep seeing the Packers’ defensive backs sitting deep and giving up easy completions, it’s hard to have too many arguments about the overall performance in this game.

Green Bay shut down the run, allowing only 72 yards on the ground. Joe Barry’s defense sacked Baker Mayfield five times and came up with an interception.

The defense will face tougher tests in the final few games, but they played well on Monday night.

Packers special teams: A

Another great week for Keisean Nixon. Once again, we ask why he wasn’t given the return job sooner.

Nixon had a kick return of 52 yards and another long return called back for a penalty. He averaged 18 yards per punt return. Every time he makes a return, there’s a feeling he could score a touchdown.

Pat O’Donnell only punted once, pinning the Rams inside their 20-yard line. Mason Crosby was perfect on his four kicks, making one field goal and three extra-point tries.

Can’t fault the play of Green Bay’s special teams.