The Green Bay Packers keep finding crazy ways to win football games, and the NFL keeps calling out their individual players for their notable performances in those contests.
On Friday, a pair of Packers took home weekly awards for their contributions to the Packers’ 27-21 overtime victory over the Cleveland Browns last Sunday afternoon. The first is wide receiver Davante Adams, who earned the league’s “Clutch Performer of the Week” award.
Adams scored the touchdowns that both tied the game (with just seconds left in regulation) and won it in overtime. He also had more than 50 receiving yards in the fourth quarter and overtime as the Packers slowly and methodically moved the football down the field for those scores.
The second honor went to running back Jamaal Williams, who won the “Rookie of the Week” award. Williams ran the ball 15 times for 49 yards and a touchdown, but complemented that effort with his contribution in the passing game — seven catches for 69 yards and another score. That made it the third straight game that Williams exceeded 110 yards from scrimmage as well as the third consecutive game that he found the end zone.
Williams was nominated for the same award in week 13, but came up short behind Alvin Kamara of the New Orleans Saints.