The Green Bay Packers just completed one of the most nerve racking games in a very long time, but they finally pulled it out and secured the 4-1 record to keep them at the top of the NFC North. Let’s dive into who the studs and duds were for the Green Bay Packers in their 25-22 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
De’Vondre Campbell continues to be one of the most impressive players on the Green Bay Packers week in and week out. In his week 5 outing he put up 8 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 pass deflection, 3 defensive stops, and an interception at the start of overtime that was a major key to the Packers eventual victory. All of that earned Campbell a PFF grade of 79.3 which was the second highest on the defense.
Campbell might be looking at a Pro Bowl and maybe more if he continues to play at the level he’s at. He has definitely stapled himself in as a leader for this Green Bay Packers defense and someone they can count on to make plays.
Once again, the best wide receiver in the NFL continues to find his name on the studs list for the Green Bay Packers. This week he did it by putting up 11 receptions for 206 yards and 1 touchdown, along with averaging 5.6 yards per route run and 3 contested catches. All of that earned Adams a PFF grade of 93.0, which was the highest on the Green Bay Packers from Sunday
Adams got his first ever 200-yard game Sunday, and the star wide receiver is currently on pace to have an Earth shattering season of 143 catches for 1969 yards and 7 touchdowns. It’s safe to say we will be seeing his name pretty often on this list.
The first 200-yard receiving game of the season —
Who else but Davante Adams?
◽ 11 catches
◽ 206 rec yards
Absolute MONSTER. pic.twitter.com/D9JF65B4Wb
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) October 10, 2021
Although Dean Lowry hasn’t been the ideal starter for the Green Bay Packers, and he has seen his ups and downs throughout the season so far, Lowry put together a very nice game Sunday and earned himself a spot on the studs list. Lowry had a team high 4 pressures, along with 2 tackles and a sack. It wasn’t an overly impressive game by the numbers, outside of the pressures, but he made his presence felt and that what is needed out of someone in his role.
I know it kills every single fan to see Mason Crosby on the Green Bay Packers duds list, but I don’t think there is anyone that will disagree with it. Crosby did come around and eventually nail the game winning 49-yard field goal, but to miss 3 other field goal attempts (36, 51, and 40 yard attempts) that would have sealed the game much earlier, it was just an off game for Crosby. He also had a missed extra point early in the game and any of these kicks could have prevented 90% of the fan base from nearly going into cardiac arrest.
Tyler Lancaster has had his name appear on this list multiple times and it seems like the trend will not be stopping anytime soon. Lancaster saw his lowest number of snaps so far in the season for the Green Bay Packers with 13, but apparently it was still too many for him. In those 13 snaps, he had 2 tackles and earned himself the worst PFF grade on the team with a 30.1, and also had the second worst grade against the run.
Isaac Yiadom has been a solid pick up for the Green Bay Packers, but it’s clear that his coverage skills are not what he was brought in for. Once Kevin King went down with a shoulder injury, Yiadom had to come in for an increased amount of reps. In 26 defensive snaps, he earned himself a PFF grade of 51.3 after giving up 2 catches, one of which was for the game tying 2-point conversion to Tee Higgins.