Week 13 Packers Stock Report: Rodgers and Williams Rising, Finley and Lee Falling
Families across Wisconsin sat down to watch Aaron Rodgers, Clay Matthews and Greg Jennings try to lead the Packers past the Lions on Thanksgiving.
They got what they wanted, and a little bit more.
Little-known backups Evan Dietrich-Smith, D.J. Smith and Robert Francois all came up big for Green Bay. After Francois picked off Matthew Stafford, my family jumped for joy, then said in unison: “Who’s that guy?”
The Packers Next Man Up mantra was on display once again on Thursday and the result was 11-0.
Onto the stock report:
If not for dropped passes from Andrew Quarless and Randall Cobb, Rodgers would’ve had four TDs. Nothing wrong with two TDs on 22 of 33 for 307 yards and no interceptions, though.
Tramon Williams 1, Megatron 0.
I’ve listed Mike McCarthy in the stock report before, so it’s only fair to include Thompson. The GM’s knack for finding reserves that fit the Packers system was displayed again on Thursday. D.J. Smith, Robert Francois and Evan Dietrich-Smith all entered the game after injuries to the starters and made an impact.
Normally, an up-and-down CB like Woodson is too inconsistent to get a spot in the steady category. However, Woodson consistently makes big plays, even if he gets beat more than he used to. I’m not sure if those previous two sentences make sense, but I’m not sure how else to explain it. I guess I’m trying to say that Woodson might not be the most steady of CBs in coverage any more, but he’s steady in his ability to make big plays.
Another week, another Kuhn TD, another week of enraged fantasy football owners with James Starks on their roster.
That’s two weeks in a row that Finley dropped a pass. Throw in a false start and Finley lands in the falling category.
The refs missed everything that happened leading up to Lee taking a swing at a Lions player, but that’s not an excuse. You can’t get let a team like the Lions get to you and you can’t get kicked out of a game. Period.
See the photo at the top of this post. No further explanation necessary.