2 standouts and 3 duds from Packers discouraging Week 10 loss to Steelers

The Packers came up just short against the Steelers on Sunday. Who showed up and who fell flat?
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Dud: Christian Watson

Okay, it's time to address the elephant in the room. Christian Watson is not the No. 1 receiver on this Green Bay Packers team. In fact, at the moment, he's not even among the top three pass catchers on the team.

Now, that may come across pretty harsh, but it's the truth. Watson was targeted seven times and made just two catches for 23 yards. That's not what you expect from your No. 1 wideout, regardless of what Watson's brother has to say about it.

Romeo Doubs and Jayden Reed are jockeying for that No.1 job, and Dontayvion Wicks is holding up his end of the bargain as well. We already talked about Luke Musgrave being a weapon in the pass game, but Watson was virtually nonexistent against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

The Packers traded up in the 2022 NFL Draft in order to secure Watson's services, and while he's missed time due to injury this season, it's fair to ask if the team is actually better without him.

The most egregious mistake Christian Watson made on Sunday, and some will disagree with this, is the jump ball in the end zone that ended up in the hands of the Steelers' defensive back. When you're 6-foot-4 and 208 pounds, you need to wrestle that football away from the smaller defender.

Watson was noncompetitive on that jump ball in the end zone that ended up being intercepted. While some fans may want to point the finger at Jordan Love, he gave his receiver a chance, and if Watson wants to be that big-play receiver, that was his opportunity.

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