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Green Bay Packers: Week 12 Studs and Duds

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The Green Bay Packers bounced back in a formidable fashion in week 12 against the extremely talented Rams, winning 36-28 but in a much more dominant game than the score indicates. Despite a lot of positives from the Green Bay Packers, there were still some negatives that you’ll have in every game. Lets dive into the studs and duds from week 12.

 

Studs:

 

Rasul Douglas

Starting off the studs list for the Green Bay Packers is probably the most expected name on here, Rasul Douglas. Douglas had 6 tackles, 2 defensive stops, 4 pass breakups, and of course the interception that he ran back for a touchdown. Douglas also only gave up 3 catches on 10 targets and earned himself a PFF grade of a 91.2, which was the highest on the Green Bay Packers.

Douglas started his Packers campaign like a rocket ship and has seen a slight dip in his play the past two weeks. The Rams decided to test who Douglas was as a player and he stepped up to the plate as well as any cornerback could. We know Douglas was a great addition to the team and we see him continue to consistently remind us of that on the field.

 

Randall Cobb

As long as we’re mentioning good additions for the Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb makes his way back on the studs list after an impressive outing. Cobb had 4 receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown on just 14 routes run. 70 of Cobbs yards also came after the catch, earning himself the highest PFF grade on the offense with a 87.7.

Cobb has slowly worked his way into a trusted and crucial piece of the offense, and he has stepped up massively when other receivers aren’t having great games outside of Davante Adams. Cobb should continue to see more routes and grow as that safety blanket for Rodgers when Adams is covered and he needs an exit option, which is more than the Green Bay Packers thought they were getting when they signed Cobb.

 

Rashan Gary

Rashan Gary is finally getting the recognition he deserves on the studs list for the Green Bay Packers. Gary had 3 tackles, 4 pressures, a quarterback hit, and a sack on 23 pass rush attempts, earning himself a 77.4 PFF grade.

Gary has really unleashed this season and proved to everyone on why he was the 12thoverall pick in the draft. Throughout all of the injuries dealt with at the edge position, including his own injuries, Gary has continued to bring the heat at quarterbacks week in and week out. As the home stretch of the regular season comes on, we will have to continue to see that consistency and pressure from Gary, so expect to see his name on here more.

Duds:

 

Chandon Sullivan

Chandon Sullivan starts off the Green Bay Packers duds list after his rough outing in the slot. Sullivan gave up 2 catches for 98 yards and one was a 79-yard touchdown to Van Jefferson, earning himself a 44.9 PFF grade.

With Douglas and Stokes really stepping up as reliable corners, Sullivan’s dependence hasn’t been huge for the defense, but when he is in, it has been very hot and cold on whether he can be trusted or not. It’s not likely that Sullivan’s role will increase for the Green Bay Packers, especially with Jaire Alexander’s return getting closer and closer, but as the primary slot corner, Sullivan needs to work out some kinks to be a trusted slot corner where his talents are best shown.

 

Allen Lazard

Allen Lazard is a name we don’t see often on either side of the studs and duds list mainly due to his great blocking and usually average receiving performances. This week Lazard finds himself on the duds list after having 2 catches for 13 yards on 5 targets, along with 2 drops, earning himself a 41.6 PFF grade.

There isn’t a lot that is expected out of Lazard since he is mainly the under the radar, dirty work player for the Green Bay Packers, but we do usually look for him to bring consistent hands and somewhat decent games throughout the season. Lazard should bounce back but his hands have seen some regression this year, hopefully it is nothing but a phase that will end soon.

 

Jon Runyan Jr

It’s a known fact that the Green Bay Packers have been bitten by the injury bug the hardest at the offensive line position. Jon Runyan Jr. has been a fairly consistent player throughout the season, but he saw a lot of struggles on Sunday. Runyan gave up 2 pressures and had a PFF grade of 38.2, he was also the worst graded pass blocker on the offensive line and poorly graded as a run blocker as well.

You don’t expect a ton from guys that would normally be a depth piece on the offensive line, but with all of the injuries and also dealing with an injured Aaron Rodgers, the time is now for that depth to step up and progress to the levels that they have the potential to be at. Runyan will be a crucial point on the offensive line as the season continues, hopefully he can step up and anchor the left side of the line.

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