Green Bay Packers
DST - GB
The Green Bay defense largely held the 49ers in check all game collecting four sacks and an interception but were doomed by poor special teams play as the Packers lost 13-10 in the divisional round of the playoffs.
It's tough to ask for much more than what the Packers defense provided on Saturday vs the 49ers but football is a game of three phases. And unfortunately for the Packers their special teams failed to show up and will largely be blamed for this playoff loss. Due to special teams miscues the 49ers blocked a Green Bay field goal and most importantly blocked a punt that was returned for a TD late in the game. As the game was concluding the Green Bay defense simply could not prevent the 49ers from getting in field goal range to set up their game winning field goal which put an early end to yet another very promising season for the Packers.
The Green Bay defense gave up 37 points and failed to force a single turnover as they lost 30-37 to the Detroit Lions.
If this result came under normal circumstances then there would be something to worry about but given it came in Week 18 when the Packers had nothing to play for and were resting their starters there isn't too much else to say. Green Bay is the #1 seed in the NFC and will enjoy a bye in the first week of the playoffs.
The Green Bay defense caught a break not having to face Kirk Cousins and they made the most of it as they held the Vikings to 10 points in their Week 17 win.
While the Packers defense didn't register any turnovers in Week 17 they did shut down the Minnesota offense as they only allowed 194 yards passing and 27 yards rushing along with adding two sacks. It likely would have been a different story had Cousins played but instead the Packers took full advantage of backup QB Sean Mannion. The Packers play the Lions in Week 18 but given Green Bay's playoff seeding is locked up it will be a tough game to predict since a lot of starters might be absent.
The Green Bay defense collected four interceptions in Week 16 along with five sacks of Baker Mayfield as they narrowly beat the Browns 24-22.
While the Packers defense was under some pressure late they did what they had been doing all game long and intercepted Baker Mayfield for a fourth time to end the game. This coupled with five sacks, despite giving up 219 yards rushing was enough to solidify the win for Green Bay along with turning in a solid fantasy performance. The Packers face the Vikings in Week 17 where the fantasy upside probably won't be as high without playing the turnover machine that is Mayfield.
The Green Bay defense had its hands full with Baltimore backup Tyler Huntley in a game that was back and forth but ultimately made the stop that mattered most as they won 31-30.
It was a bit concerning to see the Packers defense being challenged all day by a backup in Huntley both through the air and on the ground but Green Bay was still able to come out on top. It's performances like these that remind us that while the Packers have had their fair share of impressive moments throughout the year they are still inconsistent as a whole and often have to rely on the offense to win the game. At the end of the day however as long as the wins continue to pile up it won't matter which probably isn't necessarily what fantasy managers want to hear. Nevertheless, the Packers will continue to offer boom or bust potential and Week16 could be one of those boom weeks as the Packers will face the Browns who are absolutely riddled with COVID-19 cases and could be less than 100%.
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