It was a small sample size, but Love looked confident — he was letting it rip — went through his progressions, extended plays, and had a few impressive tosses. An encouraging performance.
Hurts became the first player since at least 1950 with 150-plus yards rushing and 150-plus yards passing with multiple pass touchdowns in a game and cemented his status as the NFL MVP front-runner.
The Packers’ cornerbacks, especially Rasul Douglas, and the safeties had rough performances as well.
More missed tackles by Green Bay. Like, a lot of missed tackles.
Darnell Savage left early with a foot injury, but before that, he was not among the starters. In the Packers’ nickel formation, it was Rudy Ford and Adrian Amos deep, with Keisean Nixon in the slot.
The Packers only have Savage and Tariq Carpenter under contract in 2023, but you can pencil in Ford after he made another play with a forced fumble. He was brought in to be a special teams player, but he has been a solid defender as well.
Justin Hollins, who was claimed off waivers on Wednesday, had a nice debut with a run stop, a sack, and a pressure