By Adam Roberts – 9/28/2020
Green Bay has not gone un-bitten by the injury bug that has plagued the NFL in a year without a postseason. Going into Sunday night’s contest against the New Orleans Saints, both wide receiver Davante Adams and defensive tackle Kenny Clarke were sidelined. That had many wondering if the dynamic Packer offense would struggle to produce, and if running back Alvin Kamara would have a field day against the Packers front seven.
But as we’ve learned, quarterback Aaron Rodgers has an uncanny ability to make those around him play great.
Rodgers passed for 283 yards and three touchdowns as the Packers got past the Saints 37-30 in New Orleans. Rodgers favorite wideout target was Allen Lazard, whom he targeted six times for 146 yards and a score. Kamara did have success, particularly in the passing game where he served the role of QB Drew Brees’ primary checkdown target (13 total receptions for 139 yards and 2 scores as part of his 197 all-purpose yards), but Green Bay controlled the final quarter, scoring 10 points in the final nine minutes after being tied at 27 to start the fourth.
The 3-0 Packers host the winless Falcons Monday.