If there was any concern concerning the Packers‘ capacity to rebound from a blowout loss, we are able to most likely go forward and throw these considerations out the window. One week after getting trounced by Tampa Bay, the Packers responded by pulling off considered one of their greatest all-around performances of the season in a 35-20 win over the Houston Texans. Aaron Rodgers painted one other offensive masterpiece with 283 passing yards and 4 touchdowns.
The Packers did not have working again Aaron Jones on this recreation, however because it turned out, they did not really want him, as a result of that they had Rodgers and Davante Adams to hold the offense. A wholesome Adams is sort of unattainable to cease, and he proved that on Sunday. The Packers receiver caught 13 passes for a career-high 196 yards, which additionally serves because the eighth-highest single-game complete in franchise historical past.
It turned clear fairly early within the recreation that the Texans had been going to have a number of issues masking Adams. As an illustration, on this third-and-9 within the first quarter, Adams was coated effectively, however then Rodgers made a implausible throw that was adopted by an excellent higher catch:
Rodgers credited that completion because the one which bought the Packers’ offense rolling on Sunday.
“It was actually the catch down the left sideline on third down that bought us going,” Rodgers mentioned after the sport, through NBC 15. “With some stunning late arms by [Adams] … when he is within the recreation, clearly we’re robust.”
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The 28-yard throw to Adams was really considered one of two catches of greater than 25 yards that he had on the drive. Two performs later, Adams would catch a 36-yard move that set the Packers up at Houston’s 5-yard line. The Packers finally scored a landing on the drive to go up 14-0, and after that, the blowout was on.
Rodgers and Adams linked at key instances on this recreation. Not solely did they convert the third-and-9 above, however later within the recreation, the Packers transformed a third-and-4 after Rodgers hit Adams with a 45-yard landing move.
The was TD was considered one of seven instances the place the duo linked on third down. To make that stat even crazier, simply contemplate this: The Packers transformed 7 of 12 third downs within the recreation and Adams was on the receiving finish on ALL seven conversions (third-and-goal, third-and-1, third-and-4, third-and-5, third-and-7, third-and-9, third-and-10).
On nearly each third down, it was fairly clear the place Rodgers was going with the ball, however the Texans nonetheless could not cease it. Though the Packers offense had a hiccup final week, it does not seem like that loss goes to have any long-term results. The Packers nonetheless seem like probably the greatest offenses within the NFC, if not one of the best, they usually seemed like that though they had been lacking a key participant in Jones.
Alright, let’s get to the grades for each recreation from Week 7. In the event you’re on the lookout for a deeper dive on the Giants-Eagles recreation that was performed Thursday, remember to click on right here.
Inexperienced Bay 35-20 over Houston
Packers-Texans grades by Jeff Kerr (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
Detroit 23-22 over Atlanta
New Orleans 27-24 over Carolina
Buffalo 18-10 over N.Y. Jets
Washington 25-3 over Dallas
Cowboys-Washington grades by Patrik Walker (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
Cleveland 37-34 over Cincinnati
Browns-Bengals grades by Josh Edwards (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
Pittsburgh 27-24 over Tennessee
Steelers-Titans grades by Bryan DeArdo (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
Tampa Bay 45-20 over Las Vegas
Buccaneers-Raiders grades by Jordan Dajani (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
San Francisco 33-6 over New England
49ers-Patriots grades by Tyler Sullivan (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
L.A. Chargers 39-29 over Jacksonville
Kansas Metropolis 43-16 over Denver
Arizona 37-34 over Seattle
Seahawks-Cardinals grades by Cody Benjamin (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)