The best and worst players in the Week 9 loss to the Lions

The Green Bay Packers are 3-6 after losing 15-9 to the Detroit Lions on Sunday at Ford Field.

A poor quarterback performance and overall passing game combined with issues in the defensive front seven combined for another disappointing loss.

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Based on Pro Football Focus ratings, here are the best and worst performers in the Packers Week 9 Loss to Lions:

Top 5 Offenses

1. LG Elgton Jenkins: 78.2
2. OL Zach Tom: 72.8
3. WR Christian Watson: 72.6
4. RG Jon Runyan Jr.: 68.6
5. AR Aaron Jones: 67.9

Jenkins gave up on a pressure but was otherwise excellent as a blocker in the run and pass game. Tom didn’t give up the pressure playing left tackle (32 snaps) and right guard (13) and had the best pass blocking rating on the team. Watson caught two passes for 24 yards on just 12 runs. Runyan gave up three presses on 44 pass-blocking snaps. Jones forced two missed tackles, created 26 yards after the catch on two receptions and had a solid pro passing rating.

Top 5 Defense

1. LB Isaiah McDuffie: 91.1
2. OLB Rashan Gary: 88.4
3. CB Rasul Douglas: 77.1
4. OLB Jonathan Garvin: 74.6
5. CB Jaire Alexander: 68.9

McDuffie had three saves against the run and four total tackles on 15 snaps. Gary produced three pressures (a quarterback) and three run saves before going out after 28 snaps. Douglas made three tackles and didn’t allow any catches on a covering target. Garvin had one quarterback hit on eight quick passes. Alexander was only targeted three times and was intercepted.

Last 5 offense

1. WR Sammy Watkins: 46.3
2. WR Samori Toure: 48.1
3. WR Amari Rodgers: 52.0
4. RT Yosh Nijman: 57.7
5. To Josiah Deguara: 58.1

Watkins went 39 courses but caught just one pass for nine yards on five targets, while dropping two passes. TourĂ© caught two passes on 22 runs but was hit hard for his late fumble. Rodgers didn’t catch a pass on nine runs and was 0/1 on contested catch chances. Nijman gave up two pressures and struggled in the running game. Deguara was solid in the passing game but gave up a pro passing quarterback.

Defense of the last 5

1. LB Krys Barnes: 28.8
2. DL Kenny Clark: 32.8
3. DC Keisean Nixon: 35.0
4. DL Jarran Reed: 42.3
5. LB Pier Walker: 46.0

Barnes gave up three catches for 41 yards of coverage and was penalized 15 yards on 25 snaps. Clark created just one haste on 24 passes and battled the run mightily. Nixon gave up two catches and took an extension penalty. Reed had one press and zero saves on 45 snaps. Walker had three run saves but also missed two tackles and gave up a touchdown in coverage.


Aaron Rodgers: 63.0

Rodgers completed 56% of passes, averaged 5.8 yards per attempt and threw all three interceptions from clean pockets. In an odd twist, he was solid against the pressure but struggled against the blitz. He managed four passes thrown more than 20 meters in the air. Onside passes weren’t as productive (12 attempts, 78 yards) as usual. He was under pressure on 15 dropbacks.

Special teams

McDuffie had a tackle and led the team in the special teams category, and Eric Wilson produced two tackles and an assist. There were no missed tackles. Jaire Alexander committed the only penalty by hitting the kicker. Pat O’Donnell’s lone punt went inside the 20-yard line but went only 31 yards.

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