Winner: Bo Melton
No Christian Watson, Dontayvion Wicks, Luke Musgrave, or Jayden Reed? No problem. Bo Melton can't stop making plays for the Packers, and he was outstanding on Sunday night. Melton caught six passes for 105 yards and a touchdown. He is the team's first 100-yard receiver all season.
He has a future on this team. Melton has stepped up when the Packers have needed a receiver, and he can play. The next step is to promote him to the 53-man roster, something we should expect to see in the coming week.
Winner: Preston Smith
Preston Smith is quietly having an excellent season. He had seven sacks entering Week 17 and added another against the Vikings, resulting in a fumble and takeaway for the Packers' defense. Smith regularly generated pressure and finished with a team-best three quarterback hits.
According to Pro Football Focus, Smith had three pressures in the game. Green Bay played aggressively, and it led to constant pressure on the Vikings' quarterbacks. It was refreshing to see after so many conservative game plans this season, and it's the way to go moving forward.
Rashan Gary is the Packers' star pass rusher, but Smith has backed him up all year and had another excellent performance in Week 17.