The Packers came into this game pretty banged up actually - Davante Adams was held out of this game moreso for precautionary measures (and they were playing the Falcons) and Kenny Clark still remained out for the 3rd straight week with a groin injury.  Alan Lazard is also out for at least 3-4 weeks with a core injury. In the end the Packers dispatched Atlanta to the tune of 30-16 dropping the Falcons to 0-4.

  • OFFENSE:
    • Aaron Rodgers remains razor sharp - he's playing at an MVP level right now.  Missing his top two WRs, Rodgers relied heavily on his RBs and TEs and they delivered.
    • Aaron Rodgers has 13 touchdowns, zero interception and the offense has commited ZERO turnovers the entire year - amazing.  Rodgers SHOULD have 16 touchdowns, simply due to WR/TE drops too.
    • Big Bob Tonyan had a breakout game, catching 3 Touchdowns. He is their TE 1 right now, with Jace Sternberger basically a distant TE 2.
    • Aaron Jones and Jamal Williams are running great AND catching passes like WRs. Williams had an incredible catch along the sidelines where he looked like a full blown WR.
    • Opposing defenses should be scared to think about what this team will look like after the bye with the offense kicking butt and Davante Adams will be back.
  • DEFENSE:
    • The Falcons have a good offense, so the defense holding them to 16 points should be viewed as a win.
    • Julio Jones was banged up for most if not all the game so that helped our defense. However, our defense held Calvin Ridley to ZERO catches - that is great.
    • Mike Pettine plays way too much zone - what is going to be done about this?  Play some man defense at least some of the time.
    • Jaire Alexander had a great game - he's a borderline superstar CB in the league.  However, Adrian Amos probably had the play of the game on defense with a last second TD pass break up to Calvin Ridley in the end zone.
  • SPECIAL TEAMS:
    • Mason Crosby still hasn't missed a field goal, but he did miss an extra point - that was a little weird.
    • JK Scott was on the injury report coming with illness(?) He ended up playing but only punted 2 times I think without any incident.
  • BYE WEEK:
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Episode Duration
01:03:06
Absolute Packer Podcast with Andy Hetzel, Jeremy Hautala and Elliot Christenson