CB Tramon Williams
His interceptions kept the Packers in the game despite the offense continuing to self destruct. Williams played hard all game, as did the defense on the whole, and he nearly saved the day after he forced a fumble in the fourth quarter.
The Bills recovered that fumble, further proving it just wasn’t the Packers’ day. The defense was gassed. It is hard to fault them for the the loss.
RB Eddie Lacy
Aaron Rodgers wasn’t hurt in this game but given the offense’s performance, it pretty much felt like last season when Rodgers was out with a broken collarbone.
That meant a heavy dose of Lacy and the second year running back delivered. 15 carries. 97 yards and a touchdown against the fifth-best defense is not a bad day’s work.
Lacy is rolling now and should the Packers make the playoffs (which is suddenly no lock), he will be key to any playoff push.
QB Aaron Rodgers
Not a good time for a career-worst performance.
Rodgers was not sharp all day 15-42 for 185 yards and two interceptions? Yikes.
Not only did this likely cost the Packers home field, but Rodgers’ MVP chances took a hit as wel especially with Tom Brady lighting up the Dolphins.
Rodgers will be back. All this game showed is that he’s human after all and he even has the occasional bad day at the office.
Rodgers also wasn’t helped at all by drops by all of his receivers.
Jordy Nelson’s cost them a big play. Jarrett Boykin (who needs to stay on special teams) caused an interception. Randall Cobb likely lost a touchdown. Any of these go the other direction and the Packers may have been able to steal a win.
Fans calling for Dom Capers’ head are directing their ire at the wrong coach. Green Bay’s special teams have been atrocious lately and without that long return, again the Packers may have been able to steal a win.
Slocum needs to go at the end of the season. The special teams have been stuck in neutral far too long, especially with all the athletic talent on the roster.
The only group looking more unprepared than the Packers’ offense was the crew in the broadcast booth.
Bryan Beluga? He’s a big guy but he’s no whale.——————
Kris Burke is a sports writer covering the Green Bay Packers for AllGreenBayPackers.com and WTMJ in Milwaukee. He is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) and his work has been linked to by sites such as National Football Post and CBSSports.com. Follow @KrisLBurke