The weather was rough at Lambeau, and it wasn’t particularly pretty, but the Green Bay Packers got the win to move to 7-2 on the season. While it was far closer than they would have liked, there were some encouraging signs from their defense — especially their pass rush — in the victory.
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Story of the Game
While quarterback Jake Luton looked very much like a rookie, Aaron Rodgers looked fairly impervious to Sunday's conditions. He threw the one ugly pick on a crosser but was on point for the rest of the day. He had two big-time throws in the game and recorded an adjusted completion percentage of 75.0% on the day.
His explosive plays came via one Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who had been a roller-coaster ride for Packers fans this season. His game-breaking speed came in handy with a 78-yard touchdown catch at the start of the second quarter. Given his drop issues, MVS’ Week 10 performance could go a long way toward building Rodgers' trust going forward.
For the Jaguars, they got some much-needed encouraging performances from their young corners. Rookie C.J. Henderson had himself an impressive outing, allowing four catches from six targets for 42 yards with only one of those receptions going for a first down. His forced fumble against Davante Adams was a game-changer that kept the Jaguars in the game.
Sidney Jones got torched for a long score, but he also made a fantastic interception undercutting a crossing route.
Luton was given his “be great” moment late in the fourth quarter, and he fell about as flat as can be. While his pass protection broke down late in the snaps, he still couldn’t find anyone from the pocket on the Jaguars' final drive. Even when he did have receivers open, he still had a handful of misses on the day in what was a discouraging performance.
Outside of C.J. Henderson, the rest of the Jaguars' rookie defenders failed to make much of an impact. It’s officially time to worry about K’Lavon Chaisson, who went pressureless on 16 pass-rushing snaps. Davon Hamilton had himself a sack but didn’t record a single other pressure on the drive.
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