• OFFENSE:
    • Aaron Rodgers was great again, throwing for 3 Touchdowns and rushing for one as well.
    • What else can be said about Davante Adams?  He is one of the most dangerous offensive players in the league when the ball is in his hands...the move he put on a Detroit CB after a catch to take it to the house for a long touchdown was just disgusting. 
    • This was probably MVS' best game of his career - he had an absolutely phenomenal back-shoulder catch for at TD early in the game - it was easily the best catch of his young career.
    • Aaron Jones only had 4 touches in the first half, mostly due to the fact that the packers could throw it every down against a beat up Detroit secondary.
      • Jones did end getting a bevy of carries in the 2nd half, helping to salt away the game.
    • Robert Tonyan had another TD as well - it would be a shock if he does not make the pro bowl this year, he has been fantastic.
  • DEFENSE:
    • The defense started off exactly like we expected, by being awful!  They gave up 98 play, 10 minute touchdown drive to open the game.  Apparently the packers allow points ~95% of the time on opening drives on Mike Pettine.
      • All kidding aside, the opening drive uses scripted plays and the Lions were being coached by interim HC Darrell Bevel so there were some unscouted looks for sure.
    • Preston Smith loafs around way too much...he is becoming a liability out there more often than not.
    • Rashan Gary continued his ascent until he was injured late in the first half.  There is no reason to start Preston Smith ahead of Rashan Gary (if RG is healthy).
    • Jaire Alexander is a stud - nuff said.
    • Kevin King is ok, but he doesn't wrap up when tackling, choosing to launch his body at ball carriers for whatever reason.
    • Adrian Amos has been playing very well of late, as has Darnell Savage who had a great, timely QB sack in this game.
  • SPECIAL TEAMS:
    • Mason Crosby has been, by far, the only bright spot on special teams.  He kicked a career long 58 yard field goal in this game. (A couple years ago he missed 5 in one game in Detroit).
    • The rest of the special teams are a clown car - right after the packers scored a TD late in the game the special teams immediately allowed a 58 yard return by the lions.
  • PREDICTIONS:
    • Andy: 31-21 Packers
    • Elliot: 42-17 Packers
    • Jeremy: 30-10 Packers
Episode Duration
00:54:28
Absolute Packer Podcast with Andy Hetzel, Jeremy Hautala and Elliot Christenson