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Aaron Rodgers completed only 55% of his passes in a display that didn't feature his usual precision.
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Fortunately, Rodgers’ rapport with Randall Cobb resulted in his 419th and 420th career touchdown passes. Rodgers tossed two big-time throws and made no turnover-worthy plays in the contest.
A week following a big day for Aaron Jones, A.J. Dillon broke out with 80 yards on 16 carries. Dillion forced four missed tackles and ran for five first downs, heavily participating in the team’s 131-yard rushing performance.
Wide Receiver/Tight End
Davante Adams caught four of his five targets for 83 yards and four first downs. Inside the 25-yard line, it was Randall Cobb turning back time from the slot. He grabbed five of his six targets for 69 yards and two scores, finishing the night with a pending 88.6 receiving grade. At tight end, Robert Tonyan wasn't on the same wavelength as Rodgers, hauling in only two of his seven targets.
The Green Bay offensive line allowed nine pressures — including six hurries and two sacks — against an impactful Steelers front. The Packers did somewhat save face by paving room for the team’s ground attack, although they were defeated on 51% of their run blocks.
The Packers notched nine pressures as a team, with former first-round selection Rashan Gary leading the charge. He tallied three pressures — two hurries and a sack. He finished the game with a 70.5 pass-rush win rate.
Oren Burks had a tackle for loss and four tackles overall in an up-and-down performance. He missed two tackles but also made two stops.
Jaire Alexander and Eric Stokes manned the boundary corner spots, and the duo was pretty underwhelming despite the Steelers' passing game being lackluster at best. Alexander surrendered the only Pittsburgh passing touchdown and allowed three catches for 46 yards overall. Stokes gave up 10 catches for 82 yards and four first-down completions.
Ben Roethlisberger‘s effort to dink-and-dunk away a swarming Packers defense was futile. His yards per attempt (5.9) figure was the story of the game, and his average depth of target was just 7.0 yards on 41 attempts.
Najee Harris’ 4.3 yards per carry and two explosive runs were the consistent highlights of a Steelers offense that struggled to move the chains. Harris tallied 42 yards after contact and five first-down runs in the overall lackluster performance from Pittsburgh's offense.
Wide Receiver/Tight End
Diontae Johnson hauled in nine catches for 92 yards and a score, and he's set to earn a 70.0-plus grade for the performance. He made two explosive plays and picked up five first downs, providing some semblance of consistency out wide. James Washington added 69 receiving yards receiving and two explosive plays of his own. Tight ends Pat Freiermuth and Eric Ebron combined for three catches on just three targets.
Pittsburgh's line gave up two sacks and six total pressures. The unit also struggled in run blocking, evidenced by a pending 50.8 grade in the facet for the unit.
Cameron Heyward notched one hit and a hurry as the Steelers' defensive line struggled to generate the consistent pass rush needed to stop scoring drives. Heyward did finish the matchup with a promising 90.9 run-defense grade, pending review.
Joe Schobert and Devin White each made two stops on the day, although both are set to earn sub-65.0 overall grades after sub-par outings in coverage.