Another week with a horrendous defensive performance leading to a disappointing loss for the Packers. As always, we still have plenty of Packers positives to go over.

  • Rasheed Walker has had an elite few weeks after he played poorly enough to start platooning with Yosh Nijman midway through the season. He had an 88.7 grade in this game and was the highest graded left tackle of the week. Even more encouraging – Walker is known for pass protection but had a higher run blocking grade than pass blocking in the game. It’s too early to say Walker is the LT of the future and despite everything I still think Bakh will start next season, but it certainly looks like Walker could be the best swing tackle in the league next year.
  • Speaking of great young offensive draft picks, Dontayvion Wicks, Jayden Reed, and Tucker Kraft all looked the part. The three of them plus Luke Musgrave and Christian Watson, who were hurt, are going to make an extremely challenging group of skill position players for teams to gameplan for. Oh, you game planned to stop inside runs behind the two tight ends? Here come jet sweeps from Reed and deep passes to Watson. Oh, you game planned to defense the pass with a light box? How about we cram the ball down your throat all day?
  • Back to the offensive line. Elgton Jenkins and Zach Tom both had strong games and have both settled in among the elite at their positions, cranking out incredible performances every week. Yosh Nijman also had a good game in limited snaps.
  • Jordan Love played better, I think, thank many fans would say he did. It’s hard to do much against a good defensive coach when Bo Melton and Malik Heath are your top two receiver for much of the game and Love still put-up good stats and led the team to a 20-point performance.
  • It’s harder to find positives on the defensive side due to the team having the worst secondary performance by any team in at least five years. Rashan Gary and Kenny Clark both had 4 pressures and flashed rushing the passer, but neither was as consistent as you need from your superstars.
  • The best performer on the defensive line may have been TJ Slaton, who is playing well almost every week. Slaton, Clark, Wyatt, and Brooks could make up one of the best interior defensive lines in the league if the team is able to acquire a defensive coach who is capable of consistently using them well.

Mike Price is a lifelong Packers fan currently living in Utah. You can follow him on twitter at @themikeprice.