It was ugly but the Green Bay Packers will take it.
The Packers offense was not firing on all cylinders Sunday without their top two receivers in Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson, but thankfully the defense was up to the task against a relatively impotent offense as the Packers hung on in an ugly 24-15 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Aaron Rodgers was good but not stellar as he missed his two favorite targets and Alex Green had a fair if not unimpressive performance against the Jaguars. The defense, despite a third quarter touchdown, played solid in the red zone and kept the Jaguars out of the end zone for the rest of the game.
It would be unfair to say the Packers offense suddenly regressed thanks to injuries at wide receiver, but the running game needs to get going. The defense also has been hobbled by injuries, but some bad habits seem to be resurfacing despite the unit’s overall solid play in the win.
Here’s who stood out and who didn’t in the win over the Jaguars.
S Morgan Burnett
People were watching to see how the secondary would do with the loss of Charles Woodson and Burnett came up big. He had an interception, a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and led the team with nine tackles.