Packers Snap Counts Versus The Bears: Week 14

The Packers overcome special teams fiascos to beat the Bears and keep pace for the playoff bye.

 

The Packers placed Randall Cobb on Injured Reserve earlier this week.  They activated DeVondre Campbell and Jonathan Garvin from the Covid Reserve List but placed Jordan Love on the Covid List.  The Packers elevated Kurt Benkert from the Practice Squad as a Covid Replacement Player. David Bakhtiari (knee) was inactive as he works his way back from injury.  Vernon Scott, Jack Heflin and Isiaih McDuffie were inactive despite being healthy.  Jake Hanson was active but did not play.  

 

Player Snaps % STs
Nijman 65 100 7 - 19%
Runyan 65 100 7 - 19%
Patrick 65 100 7 - 19%
Newman 65 100  
Kelly 42 65  
Turner 23 35  
Braden     13 - 36%
       
Rodgers 63 97  
Benkert 2 3  
       
Deguara 37 57 16 - 44%
Lewis 36 55  
Davis 9 14 27 - 75%
Dafney 7 11 6 - 17%
       
Dillon 35 54 6 - 17%
Jones 29 45  
P. Taylor 2 3 15 - 42%
       
Adams 58 89 1 - 3%
Lazard 53 82  
Valdes-Scantling 43 66 1 - 3%
Rodgers 10 15 14 - 39%
St. Brown 5 8 7 - 19%
M. Taylor 1 2 6 - 17%
22 players      

The Packers again started a game with three pass attempts, one of which resulted in a sack by Robert Quinn for minus 11 yards.  The first possession was a 3 and out.  The second possession also featured another sack by Quinn, but the Packers overcame it with a 32-yard completion to Lazard.  A fumble by Rodgers that was recovered by Dillon led to a 3rd and 10 which was not converted.  That led to another punt.  The Packers' running backs rushed the ball 6 times for 35 yards (5.83-yard average) in the first half. 

However, the line overall gave Rodgers enough time for the game, and he took advantage.  Rodgers had a 133.6 passer rating in the first half and finished the game with a 141.1 rating for the game.  Rodgers was sacked 3 times, but PFF assigned just 4 pressures to the offensive line and 1 of the sacks.  Nijman was assigned 2 pressures and one sack.  Nijman again seemed to get better as the game progressed.  Right tackle Billy Turner had another player roll into the back of his leg while Turner was engaged blocking a defender and left the game.  Dennis Kelly came in to play 65% of the snaps and held up well.  He did have one holding penalty, but this is why the Packers signed him.

The Packers got 95 yards from Marcedes Lewis and Deguara on 7 receptions and 7 targets.  Adams again was the workhorse with 121 yards on 10 receptions and 13 targets and 2 touchdowns, with Allen Lazard having a nice day with 75 yards on 6 receptions and 7 targets.  Aaron Jones caught 3 passes on 3 targets for 30 yards and a touchdown to go with his 35 rushing yards.  Dillon was able to gain good yardage during long, methodical, scoring drives in the second half to close out the game.    

 

Player Snap % STs
Amos 62 100 1 - 3%
Savage 62 100 2 - 6%
Stokes 62 100 4 - 11%
Douglas 59 95 3 - 8%
Sullivan 56 90 2 - 6%
Black 23 37 22 - 61%
King 3 5 8 - 22%
Yiadom     27 - 75%
Jean-Charles     24 - 67%
       
Campbell 52 84  
Gary 46 74 1 - 3%
P. Smith 44 71 1 - 3%
Barnes 36 58 11 - 31%
Garvin 18 29 11 - 31%
Gileai 16 26 6 - 17%
Burks 1 2 28 - 78%
Summers     28 - 78%
       
Clark 51 82  
Lowry 39 63 13 - 36%
Keke 38 61 6 - 17%
Lancaster 7 11 14 - 39%
Slatron 7 11 14 - 39%
22 players      
       

The Packers gave up 53 yards on 11 rushes by running backs in the first half, a 4.82 average.  Justin Fields added 44 more yards on 6 attempts to push the rushing total to 97 yards on 17 rushes, a 5.7-yard average.  The Bears added 40 yards on 6 rushes in the second half, with just 3 rushing attempts for 11 yards by running backs as the Bears fell behind.  Fields had the other 30 yards, but some of that came in garbage time.

The Packers pressured Fields on 22 of his 43 pass attempts, per Pro Football Focus.  Kenny Clark and Preston Smith each had 6 pressures, Rashan Gary added 5, and Dean Lowry and Kingsley Keke each had 4 pressures.  Preston Smith and Clark each had 3 quarterback hits, Keke had 2 and Lowry had 1.  Preston Smith had 2 sacks.  DeVondre Campbell had a whopping 14 tackles in the first half, and finished the game with 16 (9 solo).

Rasul Douglas redeemed himself from a somewhat iffy Pass Interference penalty with 2 passes defensed, including an interception he returned for a touchdown at a time when the Packers needed a lift.  Stokes, Amos, Barnes, Black, Keke and Sullivan also each had one pass defensed, with Sullivan's being an interception to seal the game.   

Fields had a passer rating of 101.6 in the first half, which was due mostly to two big plays, a 46-yard quick hitter thrown short over the middle to Jakeem Grant and a 54-yard completion to Damiere Byrd also thrown short over the middle.  Fields finished the game with a 70.8 passer rating. Fields completed 7 passes on 16 attempts for 51 yards and an interception when under pressure.

The Bears scored 24 points in the second quarter, aided by 253 yards of field position ceded to them by the Packers' Special Teams just in the first half.  The Packers allowed a 34 yard punt return to start the Bears' second possession.  Later, they allowed a 40-yard kickoff return to the Chicago 41 yard line.  The Bears started at their own 40 when Crosby's kickoff went out of bounds.  The Packers allowed a 97-yard punt return for a touchdown, and later a 42-yard kickoff return.  Yes, one could argue that kickoffs usually result in starting somewhere between the 20 and 25 yard lines and therefore deduct 60 to 75 yards from that 253-yard statistic I noted.  There were more special teams miscues in the second half.

 

WR: 2.62

TE: 1.37

RB: 1.02

DL: 2.29

ILB: 1.44

OLB: 2.0

DB: 5.27

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

December 13, 2021 at 04:51 am

Dennis Kelly came in for Turner and played more than well enough. Fingers crossed on Billy Turner.

Preston Smith got 2 sacks to reach 7 for the season. He needs 8 to earn a $1.25M incentive. 10 gets him to a $2M incentive. That's a good thing if he earns the incentive.

AR got the second TD from the defense/STs to qualify for his own incentives.

King only got a few snaps. Not sure if he was on a snap count limit or what.

I thought Gary was a little invisible so I started watching him, mostly get held, but also some of his pressures. He was close to getting some more stats (Preston and Campbell as well), but Fields is young and agile and/or slippery. Electric!

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dobber's picture

December 13, 2021 at 08:00 am

Gary was getting rope-a-doped all night. He flushed Fields repeatedly.

Thanks for your work, TGR!

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Hematite's picture

December 13, 2021 at 08:32 am

Gary was repeatedly and OBVIOUSLY held yet no flags.
He still produced 5 pressures.
Some missed holding calls are to be expected but to miss so many involving one player puzzles me.

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Spock's picture

December 13, 2021 at 09:55 am

"Some missed holding calls are to be expected but to miss so many involving one player puzzles me." VEGAS, legalized gambling. I'd like to be wrong.

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flackcatcher's picture

December 14, 2021 at 11:55 am

Game refs refuse to call the horse collar. I understand there is a fine line here on offensive line use of the hands, but this is a pattern that goes all the way back to the NFCC game, when all three OLB (Smith's and Gary) beat Tampa's O line and the line refs let the high grabs around the neck go. The non calls on the high horse collar on Von Miller last night was down right criminal.

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marpag1's picture

December 13, 2021 at 06:11 am

I'm nervous about Billy Turner. I mean, crap... no Bakh, no Jenkins, no Myers, no Turner, and the one guy remaining is a 4th round rookie just gutting it out the best he can. How many starters can you pull out before this wobbly Jenga tower of a line must fall?

I mean, if someone had told you at the beginning of the year, "Alright, we're gonna be starting Nijman, Runyon, Patrick, Newman and Kelly...." holy shh....

Stenavich needs a raise.

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dobber's picture

December 13, 2021 at 07:21 am

We'll see how that plays out. That's one spot we haven't had to worry about all season.

That--and injuries to Cobb and EQ--might also explain the added TE snaps this week.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

December 13, 2021 at 09:19 am

Good catch. I probably should have noted the extra TE snaps and the moderate decrease in WR snaps. The TE snaps/play for the last 3 weeks were 1.11, 1.07, and 1.07 (not a duplicate - two weeks came out both at 1.07). The WR numbers were 2.89, 2.93, and again 2.93. So the .3 difference in TE snaps came from the number of WRs used per play.

I did mention the productivity in the passing game that the TEs provided. And there was lots of productivity in the first half: 76 receiving yards in the first half and 19 more by Lewis in the 2nd half.

If Bakh returns for Baltimore or failing that, Cleveland, I wonder if GB puts Nijman at RT or if he goes to the bench and Kelly just continues at RT? While that would be interesting, the best scenario is for Turner's injury to be minor and he is back soon.

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LambeauPlain's picture

December 13, 2021 at 11:02 am

"IF" we can get Bak and Myers back and Turner is OK... for the playoffs, I would play the best 5 OL and those would be Bak, Runyan, Myers, Turner, Nijman in my view.

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Ya_tittle's picture

December 13, 2021 at 01:21 pm

Early reports are that Turner has a strain, like Aaron Jones had, and will miss a few weeks, but no surgery and be back for the playoffs.

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jont's picture

December 13, 2021 at 07:57 am

Yeah, this is ominous. Tampa has a very good defensive front.

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edp1959's picture

December 13, 2021 at 07:28 am

Anyone else catch the discussion Al and Chris were having late in the game. Apparently they had conversations with the Packer's Brass while they were in Green Bay for the game. They didn't positively come out and say, but just maybe some things could happen that will make several "poor little haters" on here scream. After all, I have seen more than one of these haters make a guarantee.

ROCK ON REAL PACKERS FANS!!!

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dobber's picture

December 13, 2021 at 07:22 am

A good GM will be investigating all avenues to figure out what's best for this team going forward.

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Coldworld's picture

December 13, 2021 at 07:49 am

If Rodgers will take a contract that unlocks the cap anything is possible. What they actually said was that Rodgers was enjoying his season much more than he expected. They carefully made it clear that that was all that they were going on.

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LeotisHarris's picture

December 13, 2021 at 08:26 pm

Oh, FFS, give your "REAL PACKERS FANS" horseshit a rest, edp. What exactly does that do for you?

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Lphill's picture

December 13, 2021 at 07:13 am

Slaton 7 snaps yet watch him shed double team blocks every time.

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Hematite's picture

December 13, 2021 at 08:37 am

Yeah, I'm curious as to why Slaton doesn't get more snaps.
He looks pretty darn good to me with the limited snaps he gets.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

December 13, 2021 at 09:24 am

Slaton had 1 solo tackle and Lancaster had 1 assisted tackle in the same number of snaps (7). That does not mean too much: Lowry had 3 tackles (1 solo) and Keke just one assisted tackle (but two QB hits) in far more snaps.

I am pleased with Slaton so far. It looks to me like he can play in the NFL.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

December 14, 2021 at 05:15 am

Shows to go you: PFF gave Lowry an 84 grade and an 81 to Slaton.

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stockholder's picture

December 13, 2021 at 07:32 am

St Brown and Taylor. Both out early. I get their needed for special team. But why is Lowrey the answer? Does he have NO Balance? He's Always on the ground or chasing the play. I want more slayton.

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dobber's picture

December 13, 2021 at 09:22 am

Volume 2 of stockholder spoken-random-word-poetry coming to a Barnes and Nobles near you. Perfect for that Bears or Vikings fan, or any Brian Gutekunst critic, on your holiday shopping list.

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Coldworld's picture

December 13, 2021 at 11:10 am

Lowry probably isn’t a gunner, but if Nijman can catch, could he be a red zone TE or even a modern Fridge.

I think on ST, we also saw loss of Dafney to injury. He may in fact be our best ST player. Hopefully nothing major.

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stockholder's picture

December 13, 2021 at 11:30 am

Try a different carol. Your to Low.

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LeotisHarris's picture

December 13, 2021 at 08:45 pm

As ye so. Sew shall ye Reek.

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LambeauPlain's picture

December 13, 2021 at 11:08 am

ESB flashes his potential, is given an opportunity to step up, and fails (AGAIN!) due to injury.

I have been a fan of his due to his size, speed, and blocking...but he's just a tease...made of glass.

Taylor seems to be similar.

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Coldworld's picture

December 13, 2021 at 11:12 am

Taylor doesn’t get chances. He plays hard. I’m not sure why. Either way, he’s injured too, Winfree anyone?

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stockholder's picture

December 13, 2021 at 11:39 am

Both should be replaced. Neither are a weapon. They had their chance. You can't let them screw up in a game, when everything is on the line.

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Coldworld's picture

December 13, 2021 at 06:29 pm

I am remembering a certain Bears game a few years back and Adams. Glad we don’t necessarily jump so fast.

On the other hand, I have seen enough to say that about Drayton

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flackcatcher's picture

December 14, 2021 at 12:39 pm

A couple of comments: Give credit to the Bears on both sides of the ball. They clearly brought out the unscouted looks, and surprised the Packers on both sides of the ball. The defense got surprised by the run and shoot scheme the Bears employed. The defensive staff should be embarrassed by how long it took them to adjust, it's not like they haven't seen this before. (Cardinals) On the offensive side, the Bears stunted and blitz and doubled both Adams and MVS on the outside. Pretty much dared QB1 to throw to his TE/F-Back early on. (At one point early in the second quarter they had a box cover on Adams, daring Rodgers to throw into coverage. Unreal...) That it took Lafleur until the second half, to run the ball taking advantage of the voids in the Bears D line scheme says nothing good about him and his offensive staff. Once again the deep depth of this Packers team was tested, and once again the 'next man up' came though. Packers have the best front office and GM in the league period. Special Teams: Comes down to the players knowing their job, and maintaining lane discipline. Something this group seems unable to do in all three phases of the ST game. This is an issue that goes all the way back to the beginning of the Mike McCarthy era. But Mo Drayton seems to have taking this to a new level. (far beyond Ron Zook if possible) I wonder if Lafleur understands that the coaching mistakes will kill this team chances just as injuries will. The window on both sides is getting pretty narrow now.

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