Packers Stock Report: Week 10

A win is a win, but nothing was pretty about Sunday’s game. The Green Bay Packers barely held on against a one-win Jacksonville Jaguars team to improve to 7-2. They were also able to grab hold of the top seed in the NFC, which would guarantee a first-round bye in the playoffs. In the NFL, no games are freebies, but the Packers performance in week 10 was disappointing.

Against a rookie quarterback starting in only his second game, Green Bay’s defense couldn’t impose their will until the very end. Jake Luton didn’t have a good day, completing only 51 percent of his passes. However, the Packers knew the Jaguars would try to run the ball and still surrendered 109 rushing yards and 4.7 yards per carry.

At times, the offense was sloppy. Even wide receiver Davante Adams was at fault with some uncharacteristic plays. The run game was nonexistent as Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams combined for just 76 yards on 21 carries. Green Bay’s offense will have to do much better if they hope to win this week against the Indianapolis Colts and their stout defense.

Here is the week 10 stock report:

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David Bakhtiari

How do you not include the $100 million-dollar man? The night before Sunday’s game, Bakhtiari became the richest offensive lineman in NFL history. Bakhtiari returned to action for the first time since suffering a rib injury, and he did it much richer than he was when the injury took place. During the Jacksonville game, it was leaked that the All-Pro left tackle inked a four-year contract extension that could be worth up to $105.5 million. He was not at 100 percent against the Jaguars, but Bakhtiari was still great in protecting Rodgers’ blindside.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling

Despite the naysayers, Valdes-Scantling had a career-day. The third-year wide receiver hauled in four passes for 149 yards, including a 78-yard touchdown. The long scoring play got the offense rolling, and he followed it up with three more catches that resulted in first downs. Valdes-Scantling flashed his speed and some surprising run after catch ability.

Rashan Gary

No one had a better day defensively for Green Bay than Gary. The 2019 first-round pick was in Luton’s face on multiple occasions and had a sack on the final drive. Gary then forced a pressure on the game-saving play that resulted in an incompletion. There's no disputing that Sunday was one of Gary’s best games as a pro.

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Special Teams

Led by punter JK Scott, the Packers’ special teams unit had an off day. Two of Scott’s punts went for just 67 yards. Jacksonville even took the lead during the second quarter after a 91-yard punt return for a touchdown. Green Bay displayed awful punt coverage and tackling on the play that led to a score for wide receiver Keelan Cole Sr. These are the types of blunders they cannot afford to have come playoffs.

Davante Adams

Eight catches for 66 yards and a touchdown is a pretty good day for most receivers. Well, Adams isn’t most receivers. His play has made him subject to incredibly high standards, so when he makes a mistake, it gets magnified. Adams dropped two catchable passes against the Jaguars and also coughed up a fumble on the first drive of the second half. Very rarely will you see Adams try to make a play that ends in a turnover.

 

  

 

 

Brandon Carwile is a Packers writer who also enjoys watching and breaking down film. Follow him on Twitter @PackerScribe.

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LambeauPlain's picture

November 18, 2020 at 12:35 pm

Buy: New coaching for D and STs after the season when the roster turnover will be more than in previous years due to cap being reduced for 2021 due to huge revenue losses this year. Many good players across the league will be let go and it will be a buyers market to fill holes created. Packers will be no exception. New players need good coaching to get them ready to play. The O seems OK, but the coaches on D and STs? Nope.

Sell: All remaining 2021 FAs for the Pack. After David B's deal...the only Packer FAs that will return will be those who accept a one year prove it deal because of the above. AJ, Williams, King, Linsley will walk unless they want to come back on a one year deal because the Packers will not have cap space to bring them back on a big multi year deal. But there will be good FAs available on the market to replace them. Going to be a lot of big name FAs on the market after the season.

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Bear's picture

November 18, 2020 at 05:43 pm

I get the uproar about the defense...but do you realize they currently rank 9th in the league for total yards. They are 12th in rushing defense giving up 110.9 yards a game.

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Tarynfor12's picture

November 18, 2020 at 08:27 pm

Luckily they played more teams lacking a good run game or teams played without their star RB, as like Minn in week one for example. The fact is the last three games have shown every team that a good run game is the path to beating GB. They just needed to wait 6 games to verify it.

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Leatherhead's picture

November 19, 2020 at 10:32 am

Let’s examine that.

Going by yards/game, we don’t play the top 4 teams....AZ, Ravens,NE, Browns. #5 Minnesota we’ve played twice. We play a home game against #6 Titans in December. We might meet #8 Rams in the playoffs. We play #10 Philadelphia at Lambeau.

We’re #11. Saints are #12. Seahawks at 13.

Knowing the path is easier than following it. The fact of the matter is we’re 7-2 with the #15 scoring defense. Subjectively, I think our next 5 opponents are not going run over us. The Colts are #14 and that’s the best offense we’ll face for five games.

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mrj007's picture

November 18, 2020 at 10:55 pm

Surprised to learn this after watching Dalvin Cook and James Robinson rip the Packers D a new one the last 2 weeks.... I would like to SEE the Packers D play to those stats cuz it hasn’t looked like they have lately

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Leatherhead's picture

November 19, 2020 at 05:26 pm

James Robinson ripped the Packers a new one?.?

He was the entire ground game . 23 carries for 103 yards. That’s ripping a new one?

Cook is a good back and he beat us that day. I’ve seen runners do that before to teams and I’ll see it again.

The Packers are an avaerage-to-slightly -above defense. That’s what the metrics keep showing..

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JohnnyLogan's picture

November 18, 2020 at 12:44 pm

Gary did nothing til the end. He was awful in stopping the run and getting to within a few feet of the QB a few times isn’t something to get excited about. I’ve never seen a player more hyped for a year and a half of almost nothing.

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Tarynfor12's picture

November 18, 2020 at 12:55 pm

It's the Nick Perry syndrome. Make a play against a bottom-feeder offense and receive instant appraise, while the applauders say nothing when the time between such magnificence is timed by weeks that can total a month or more.

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JohnnyLogan's picture

November 18, 2020 at 01:52 pm

It's the "It takes 3 years" crowd that continues to heap hope and praise on players who obviously aren't what we thought we were getting, although in Gary's case we got exactly what many thought we would be getting. Loved that excuse that he was always double-teamed in college but won't be in the pros so he'll shine. Nope.

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Bure9620's picture

November 18, 2020 at 03:47 pm

I thought Gary had several terrific reps getting inside crossing the Tackles face and converting speed to power, the last was a great rep......He also has reps where he is awful, ends up on the ground quickly.....He is at times borderline dominant, and at times he completely disappears even against the run. He had one terrific rep against the run turning and chasing Robinson at the second level, and several turrible reps...just Turrible

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JohnnyLogan's picture

November 18, 2020 at 06:20 pm

You're right, there are moments. He's strong. And fast for a big man. But he's not a great football player. Maybe he'll get there. I hope so.

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jannes bjornson's picture

November 18, 2020 at 07:15 pm

Has to be a starter and get more reps and more plays will happen. Did not see Josh Allen dominate for the Jags so all is relative. He's a hands on the ground guy who could create more trouble in the right system.

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mrj007's picture

November 18, 2020 at 10:56 pm

Well said

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stockholder's picture

November 18, 2020 at 01:14 pm

Adams never is a sell.. bahk- Just No. He's now over- paid. MVS - is James Jones his mentor? Sell Arron Jones, Williams King. Never pay the injured. Gary- consider the opponent. Hold- Rodgers, Tonyan, Amos. Bahk to BG. It's a pleasure taking your money.

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Point-Packer's picture

November 18, 2020 at 02:30 pm

Buy: Kenny Clark. Beast. Only starting defensive lineman on the GB Packer roster.

Buy: Mason Crosby. Automatic.

Sell: Dean Lowry. How this guy got that last contract is a mystery to me, and many others. Want to get 4+ yards on any down?, Run away from #97 and toward #94.

Sell: Three man pass rush in the Red Zone. Stop.

Sell: GB Special Teams minus Mason Crosby. Just one year I want GB to have a special special Teams. Hasn't been that way for over two decades.

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ricky's picture

November 18, 2020 at 03:18 pm

First, the Jaguars showed toughness, tenacity and team tackling. They swarmed to the ball, hit really hard, and were looking to out-tough the Packers. That is getting increasingly easy, as this team, in NFL terms, is soft. As far as Adams making mistakes, the Jaguars hit him really hard on one pass play, when he was nailed in the back, and took his time getting back up. I thought he'd leave the game, but he stuck around. But wasn't the same until he caught that leaping TD. That is toughness. And writing of receivers, at this point, MVS has more yards receiving than he had for either of his first two years. In nine games. He could top 1000 yards for the year. Sometimes it takes a player a bit longer to develop- like Adams, perhaps the third year is the when he comes into his own.

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ricky's picture

November 18, 2020 at 03:18 pm

First, the Jaguars showed toughness, tenacity and team tackling. They swarmed to the ball, hit really hard, and were looking to out-tough the Packers. That is getting increasingly easy, as this team, in NFL terms, is soft. As far as Adams making mistakes, the Jaguars hit him really hard on one pass play, when he was nailed in the back, and took his time getting back up. I thought he'd leave the game, but he stuck around. But wasn't the same until he caught that leaping TD. That is toughness. And writing of receivers, at this point, MVS has more yards receiving than he had for either of his first two years. In nine games. He could top 1000 yards for the year. Sometimes it takes a player a bit longer to develop- like Adams, perhaps the third year is the when he comes into his own.

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Leatherhead's picture

November 18, 2020 at 07:47 pm

“Couldn’t impose their will”

So in 12 possessions, Jacksonville had one TD drive that started on the 16. What would “imposing your will” look like? A shut out? No first downs?

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PhantomII's picture

November 18, 2020 at 09:49 pm

I would say imposing your will would be pressuring the QB into mistakes (INT, under throws/overthrows), sacks or strip sacks, PD's, OL penalties and delay of game, burning timeouts. On run plays TFL, fumbles. What the Vikings offense did to our Defense.

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SpikeHyzer's picture

November 18, 2020 at 11:23 pm

260 total yards, a horrible completion percentage for the opposing QB, and really only giving up a pair of FGs is imposing one's will in my book.
Best performance by the D all year and I don't care who the opponent was (the RB is very good and that kid's a decent QB and had a great first showing for an unknown the previous week).

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November 19, 2020 at 05:52 am

QB-Nope, RB-Yes. Don't forget how many mistakes were made in the secondary with wide oped jag receivers the b/u QB did not hit or made poor throws. If our Offense was not so poor on ST, INT, and Strip fumble then it would have been a lot stronger showing by our team. Remember this was another 1-win team coming to our house. Our team does not have an OUR HOUSE mentality. I commented basically showing what the Vikings did to our "D" in the run game was a prime example of imposing ones will on another teams Defense.

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Guam's picture

November 19, 2020 at 07:52 am

LH: My problem with the D in this game is the eye test. The Jags rookie QB missed a number of wide open WRs including one that should have been a TD (threw it on a rope instead of putting some air under it). A veteran QB would have won this game for the Jags and had significantly better yardage and points numbers.

The Packers won the game, but they certainly weren't dominant against a rookie 6th round (?) QB starting his second NFL game. Stats were good, but they failed the eye test.

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