The Green Bay Packers finally gave fans something to celebrate in Week 9 with a victory over the Los Angeles Rams.
It was anything but a perfect performance. The Packers allowed the Los Angeles Rams to stay in it until late, but several players stepped up at crucial moments. It ended Green Bay's four-game losing run and gives Matt LaFleur's team something to build on moving forward.
Tougher challenges await the Packers in the coming weeks, but they got the win they desperately needed in Week 9. Who were the winners and losers for Green Bay?
Winner: Isaiah McDuffie
Quay Walker is having an excellent second season, but he missed this game due to a groin injury. Isaiah McDuffie had to step into a significant role on relatively short notice, but he put in an outstanding performance.
The Packers named McDuffie one of their team captains before the game, and he repaid their trust by making seven tackles, including two tackles for loss. One of those tackles for loss set up a longer field goal, which the Rams missed.
McDuffie was making plays all over the field. He played with energy, covered ground from sideline to sideline, and tackled well. That is how you make the most of an opportunity.