It has been an ugly three-game stretch for the Green Bay Packers’ offense. Despite Davante Adams’ return, the team has posted its two worst offensive performances of the year, being held under 200 total yards of offense in losses to the Chargers and 49ers.
One of the biggest issues has been a lack of production for wide receivers not named Adams. Check out these stat lines over the past three games:
Geronimo Allison: 9 targets, 8 catches, 36 yards
Marquez Valdes-Scantling: 6 targets, 1 catch, 7 yards
Allen Lazard: 12 targets, 7 catches, 78 yards
Jake Kumerow: 5 targets, 2 catches, 23 yards
That’s a brutal set of stat lines, and one that must improve for the Packers to get some wins down the stretch and earn an NFC North title. The schedule sets up well for them to do just that, however, particularly in the upcoming game on Sunday against the New York Giants.
In today’s curds, let’s take a look at the receivers, their quarterback and the improvements he must make, and much more.
Aaron Rodgers: I have to 'take the lead and get hot' for Packers to make run - ESPN
It's not quite "R-E-L-A-X" or "run the table," but Rodgers' comments reveal that he knows he has not been at his best in recent weeks. Hopefully he can avoid locking in on Davante Adams and get back to going through his progressions properly once again.
Struggling Packers WRs have big opportunity vs. Giants | Packers Wire
Those other receivers have been all but afterthoughts since Adams' return from injury, but this week offers a good matchup. The Giants' number two through four corners are each allowing passer ratings of over 110 into their coverage, so this should be a prime game for MVS, Allen Lazard, and Jake Kumerow to make a big impact.
Packers punter JK Scott looking to ‘let it loose’ | Packers.com
Scott has regressed massively since a great start to the season, so he and the Packers’ coaches need to find a way to get back to his successful ways. But while last year’s issues were due to his body wearing down from a long rookie year, this year is a mechanical issue that was intended to create better hang time.
Brett Favre returns to Lambeau Field to be guest coach for Colorado family's Turkey Bowl game | Packersnews.com
This was really cool - Favre and rookie Rashan Gary welcomed the family of football fans to Lambeau and coached the offense and defense, respectively.
Taysom Hill blocks punt, scores twice in Saints' victory - NFL.com
I'm sure there won't be any Taysom Hill takes going around Packers fandom this weekend. Just remember that there's basically zero chance that Mike McCarthy would have used Hill the way Sean Payton has.
Turkey stops police officer from giving speeding driver a ticket in Livermore | abc7news.com
Regardless of how you feel about turkey as the main dish for Thanksgiving, let's all take a second to appreciate the good deed that this one did for a human on Wednesday. Hopefully he didn't get caught and turned into dinner yesterday.