The Green Bay Packers dominated the Minnesota Vikings 37-10, ending their season and hopes for playoff contention. Not only that, but Green Bay clinched the NFC #1 seed for the 2nd straight season. Head coach Matt Lafleur has won more games than any other head coach in NFL history in their first three seasons. Aaron Rodgers basically stamped his ticket for a back-to-back MVP award, and the Rodgers/Adams tandem was unstoppable Sunday night. Pro Football Focus hands out grades for a player’s performance each week, and the Packers did not disappoint. To learn more about PFF’s grading process, click here.
Krys Barnes- 92.3 (Elite)
Barnes easily earned the team’s highest grade this week. He had five total tackles, three defensive stops, one assisted tackle and only allowed two yards on two receptions when in coverage. In addition, he had two passes defended.
Aaron Rodgers- 90.2 (Elite)
Rodgers solidified his chances to earn a back to back MVP award, and the fourth of his career. He earned the highest offensive grade, completed 76% of his passes, passed for 288 yards and two touchdowns. Along with that, he had three big time throws, and was sacked zero times on 38 drop backs. Just in the month of December, Rodgers has 811 passing yards, ten touchdowns, zero interceptions and a 129.47 passer rating.
Davante Adams- 89.0 (Elite)
The Rodgers to Adams connection was on point last Sunday. He had 11 catches for 136 receiving yards and one touchdown. He’s had over 100 receiving yards now in five of the last six games, and broke his own single season reception record. In addition, he earned a new career high in receiving yards in a single season. Adams has earned a PFF grade of 85 or higher in seven out of fifteen games, and is having a historic season.
Rashan Gary- 85.5 (Elite)
If you look up the amount of total pressures between all Green Bay defensive players, Gary leads the team with 76. He also leads the team with ten sacks, and is having a breakout season. This week, Gary had eight total pressures, one sack, three hits and four hurries. Through fifteen games, Gary has had 24 defensive stops, and forced two fumbles. He’s the team’s highest graded defensive player with a 87.2 PFF grade, and ranks eighth among all NFL edge rushers.
De’Vondre Campbell- 85.2 (Elite)
Campbell continues to lead the team in tackles each and every week. He had eight total tackles, with one tackle for loss. In addition, he had one assisted tackle, and six defensive stops. He’s a big reason why Vikings running back Dalvin Cook had thirteen yards on nine carries. Campbell continues to prove he should’ve made the Pro Bowl, and ranks fourth among all NFL linebackers with a 84.5 PFF grade.
Allen Lazard- 79.0 (High Quality)
Lazard had easily his best game this season. He’s proved to be a reliable #2 wide receiver, behind Davante Adams. He had six catches for 72 receiving yards and one touchdown. Just during the Packers six game win streak, Lazard has had 19 receptions for 234 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
AJ Dillon- 72.9 (Above Average)
Dillon didn’t crack the top 3 this week, but had a monstrous performance. He had 63 yards rushing and two touchdowns on fourteen attempts. He also forced two missed tackles, had 43 yards after first contact, and caught two passes for 21 yards. Dillon is just the player the Packers need to wear down the defense through the playoffs, and can be a true difference maker.