On Thursday night, the Green Bay Packers fell to the Detroit Lions 34-20 because they were unable to protect Jordan Love or fend against the run. Unsurprisingly, Lambeau Field’s NFC North matchup was characterized by a one-sided performance at the line of scrimmage.
Total Green Bay Packers’ Match Review:
Here are the top and bottom performers from the Green Bay Packers’ Week 4 loss to the Lions, according to ratings from Pro Football Focus:
leading 5 offense
2. WR Romeo Doubs: 71.6 3. WR Samori Toure: 76.6
3. RT WR Jayden Reed: 67.6; QB Jordan Love: 68.1; Zach Tom: 71.0;
In a contested catch scenario, Toure successfully hauled in his lone target of 35 yards. Doubs made a disputed catch in addition to catching nine out of 13 targets. Tom was the best run blocker on the offensive line despite allowing six pressures. Love performed admirably out of clean pockets and on two touchdown throws, but struggled when under pressure. In addition to his 44-yard reception to close the third quarter, Reed caught three of his five targets.
5 best defenses
1. OLB Rashan Gary: 82,4 2 3. DL Rudy Ford: 73.4 71.6% Colby Wooden
4. CB LB: Corey Ballentine 70.1 66.7 Eric Wilson
In just 14 pass-rushing snaps, Gary added four more pressures, including a quarterback hit. This season, he has 59 pass-rushing snaps with a total of 17 pressures. Ford made eight tackles without missing as Detroit’s first possession ended with a throw interception. Over 19 snaps, Wooden recorded a quarterback hit and a run stop. Ballentine was a perimeter corner who made 46 plays and didn’t allow a catch. At linebacker, Wilson made two tackles in more than ten plays.
1. LG Royce Newman: 42.7; Dontayvion Wicks: 51.4; Aaron Jones: 54.5; Luke Musgrave: 54.8; Tucker Kraft: 55.3; RB Aaron Jones: 54.5
The Green Bay Packers team’s worst run blocker, Newman allowed five pressures, including a sack and a quarterback hit. Wicks had just one target and no catches while running 24 routes as a receiver. Jones only managed 14 yards overall on six touches after dropping a ball. Prior to leaving the game due to a concussion, Musgrave caught one target. Kraft was a subpar run blocker while catching two catches for five yards.
3. CB Keisean Nixon: 48.8 1. OLB Lukas Van Ness: 46.1 2. OLB Kingsley Enagbare: 46.4
(4) CB Carrington Valentine (51.8)
S. Darnell Savage (51.9)
Over the course of 37 snaps, Van Ness failed to register a pressure, performed poorly against the run, and allowed a completion on third down in coverage. Enagbare was the third weakest player on the defense against the run and didn’t have a pressure. Green Bay Packers Nixon missed two tackles and allowed four catches against his coverage. Valentine failed to make a tackle and surrendered a catch of 26 yards. Savage failed to make a tackle and allowed a 23-yard reception.
The Green Bay Packers team’s two highest-graded special teams players were the linebackers Isaiah McDuffie (two) and Eric Wilson (one), who together had three special teams tackles. Jonathan Owens and Corey Ballentine both missed tackles. Four players—Josiah Deguara, Kingsley Enagbare, Dallin Leavitt, and Quay Walker—committed penalties on special teams. Walker’s punishment was the most expensive.
Both field goals were made by Anders Carlson. With a net of 45.0, Whelan averaged 51.0 yards per punt.
Jordan Love, the quarterback: 68.1
When maintained clear in the pocket, Love completed 17 of 22 passes for 198 yards, a score, and two huge throws. He also succeeded on 2 of 3 attempts at passes longer than 20 yards. However, Love was under pressure on 22 of his dropbacks, accounting for 47.6 percent of his dropbacks, and those 22 dropbacks produced just 48 passing yards and 5 sacks. His adjusted completion rate was 70.6, which was a season high.
One statistic to be aware of is that Jordan Love was under pressure on 20 of his dropbacks, and the Green Bay Packers’ starting offensive line allowed 22 pressures. A total of one sack was registered against four out of the five offensive lineman.
Zach Tom, the fifth, allowed a team-high six pressures. Love was under pressure on over 50% of his dropbacks overall.
An other statistic to be aware of is that the Green Bay Packers missed a season-high 13 defensive tackles, including four by Devonte Wyatt and two more from Keisean Nixon. Nine different defensive players overall failed to make at least one tackle. On special teams, the Packers also missed two tackles.
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