Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins are officially on notice.
Jones was everywhere and he made big plays when they were needed. He twice sacked Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton on third down and made the the stop on third down in overtime to get the Packers the ball on what became the winning drive. His speed was also on display as he was all over the field and showed sound tackling ability, a struggle many Packers defenders.
King didn’t have a complete shutdown game against the Bengals like he did a week ago, but he too played well. He was on A.J. Green most of the game and gave up five catches on seven targets for 73 yards. That’s an average of 14.5 yards per catch. Not great, but he never gave up a true big gain play.
So far the Packers have to be impressed with their rookie defensive backs. Read more on them in today’s cheese curds.
Pete Dougherty breaks down the Packers’ win with special focus on the rookie defenders. There has to be cause for optimism with King and Jones.
No Randall Cobb? No problem. Allison’s 72-yard catch in overtime set up the game winning field goal win and he had two catches on the game tying drive. The second-year undrafted receiver continues his strong play that began late last season.
The “Rodgers isn’t clutch” arguments should have died years ago, but this game should finally shut even Skip Bayless up.
Judging by this and the reaction of fans on social media, Packers fans might have found an announcer they love as much as they hate Joe Buck.
The Falcons did the Packers a favor Sunday but not without heavy doses of irony and karma.