What a day is was for the green Bay Packers fans, players, coaches, and front office. The Packers defeated the Chicago Bears 17-9 yesterday in the regular season finale. The win resulted in Green Bay clinching the final playoff spot in the NFC. They will take on the Dallas Cowboys at 3:30 Sunday.
There were a lot of layers that stood out in the win yesterday. here were my three Green Bay Packers that made the biggest impact yesterday.
What a six weeks it has been for Jordan Love in his first year as the starter. Over those six weeks, Love leads the NFL with 18 touchdowns passes and only one interception. He has been nothing short of phenomenal.
There’s no doubt yesterday was the biggest game of Love’s life. He was dialed in right away and the moment wasn’t big at all for him. The one blemish was the fumble in the third quarter as it looked like Love didn’t protect the ball very well when he took off. He did get away with a dropped interception in the second to last play of the first half too.
Otherwise, it was another great performance for the Green Bay Packers quarterback. Love has been everything and then some. It’s a good feeling to know the Packers have their starter for the future.
Aaron Jones has been terrific the last three games, going over 100 yards rushing in each of those games. Jones is no stranger to these games either as he has played in a lot of these games and moments.
Jones was also running with a purpose yesterday. He has no issue lowering his pads and gaining yards after contact. Jones also added five receptions for 30 yards to go with 111 yards on the ground.
The value of Aaron Jones should never be taken for granted. While Jordan Love has been great and the defense has been just enough at times, it’s been Jones that has stepped his game up. The Green Bay Packers don’t make the playoffs without Aaron Jones.
With the amount of games Christian Watson has missed this season, including the last five games, rookie wide receiver Dontayvion Wicks has had his chances and has made the most of every opportunity.
Wicks was great yesterday with six catches for 61 yards and caught both of Jordan Loves touchdown’s. Wicks just knows how to get open and is creating separation at a high level.
The separation Wicks created off the line of scrimmage on his second touchdown yesterday gave me vibes of Davante Adams. In no way am I comparing Dontayvion Wicks to Adams, but that was an elite move Wicks put on the defender.
The status of Christian Watson I’m sure will be up in the air this weekend in the Wild Card game, but Wicks will get more chances this Sunday and going into next season.
Karl Brooks and Kingsley Enagbare didn’t break the stat sheets yesterday, but these two young players accounted for four for Green Bay’s 10 tackles for loss. Both players made huge stops that didn’t allow the Bears to score a touchdown.
Both Brooks and Enagbare are subs who get limited roles. However, they took advantage of their opportunities and they played a huge role in yesterday’s win.
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