In case you were lucky enough to miss the Packers’ Week six home game against the New York Jets, it was an ugly loss. It wasn’t completely awful as there was one player that shined above the rest.
As the Packers continue to switch things up on offense and defense to gain some sort of traction, Green Bay is now two games behind the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings look like they have a comfortable lead in the North as they try to secure their spot in the playoffs. Packers nation is getting close to hitting the panic button with the way the team has been playing. We have the weapons but due to poor playcalling and execution, the team is falling apart. If only the bye week wasn’t in Week 14, that’s what the team needs right now.
Packers Offensive Player Of The Game: Robert Tonyan, TE
Not even a year removed from his torn ACL, Robert Tonyan exploded against the Jets. Since Week one, Tonyan has been on snap count to ensure that he stays upright until his knee is fully healed. Well, it looks like Tonyan is back to 100 percent now. Tonyan was targeted a team-high 12 times against the New York Jets and caught ten of them for 90 yards. What would’ve been even better is if he could’ve had a touchdown but Green Bay couldn’t move the ball that far on most of their drives. Allen Lazard caught the lone touchdown for the Packers.
Wide Receiver Randall Cobb was injured during the game and is expected to miss some time. With wide receivers, Christian Watson and Sammy Watkins already nursing hamstring injuries, expect Tonyan to continue his rampage. Tight end Josiah Deguara will probably end up playing more in two tight end sets until the Packers can find a solution at wide receiver. There are veteran wide receiver options that the Packers could explore but per recent history, that’s not the Green Bay way.
Packers’ Lack Of Offense
Green Bay will enter Week seven with back-to-back losses against New York teams. The Packers have looked stale and one-dimensional out there on the field. Between health issues, shuffling of the offensive line, and poor playcalling from the coaches, there might not be an immediate solution. Hold on tight, this could be another bumpy stretch for the team as the Packers hope to find their identity sometime during the season, let’s just hope it’s sooner than later.
The team could only play one decent half of offense against the Giants in Week five, in Week six against the Jets, we barely saw one decent quarter. It’s hard to tell what Green Bay’s game plan will be moving forward but whatever is going on in the Packers organization right now, is not the answer. The Packers have several key playmakers on both sides of the ball but are not being used correctly. Losing Davante Adams in the off-season is not a viable excuse as to why the team can’t move the ball on offense. The offensive line has struggled so far but it didn’t struggle much last year so the team might want to explore some changes there.
Packers Offense: What To Look For In Week Seven
Green Bay will travel to Washington to play the Commanders on Sunday, October 23rd. Washington has announced that the team will be without starting quarterback Carson Wentz for a few weeks so it’ll most likely be Taylor Heinicke under center, which honestly, is an upgrade for the Commanders. Washington is currently 2-4 through six games this season and narrowly beat the Chicago Bears, so that’s a good sign. With the current struggles everywhere for the Packers, this will be a must-win game to get back on track. If the Packers somehow fall to the Commanders, it’d be a devastating loss to the organization and most likely result in no playoffs.
The Packers once again opened up as favorites as they are the better team on paper but haven’t lived up to their potential yet this year. The Packers are five-point favorites as the away team and the over-under is set at 41 points. The over-under line has been consistently in the low 40’s. In order to gain some type of confidence, the Packers will need to lean on the running backs. Aaron Jones has been severely underutilized these last few weeks and he has voiced his concerns to the front office. When in doubt, put the ball in your best playmaker’s hands.
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