Winner: Rashan Gary
Rashan Gary added a few million dollars to his upcoming contract extension in Week 3. It didn't matter what the New Orleans Saints came up with, none of it worked against Gary.
Jordan Love was outstanding in the fourth quarter, but it was Gary and the defense that kept the game close in the opening three. Gary made three sacks and four quarterback hits -- an absolutely dominant performance.
It's only his third game back from a torn ACL, and the Packers have limited his snaps. That's the scary part. Imagine Gary around midseason.
Green Bay entered the game without star cornerback Jaire Alexander and then lost his replacement, Carrington Valentine, to injury. That left the secondary with the daunting task of slowing down Chris Olave and Michael Thomas. Fortunately, Gary was making life miserable for the Saints' quarterbacks.
It was a sack from Gary that knocked Derek Carr out of the game. He suffered a shoulder injury and couldn't return.
Gary has 3.5 sacks in the opening three games, and he hasn't played a full-time role all season. Based on the way he is playing, Gary should be considered a candidate for NFL Defensive Player of the Year.