After a promising start to the season that saw them go six games unbeaten, the Green Bay Packers have hit a turgid patch of form.
The Packers have won just one of their last five games, with it culminating in an embarrassing 19-13 loss to the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field last night.
Aaron Rodgers has certainly been playing below par in those games, but the MVP-caliber quarterback cannot be blamed for Green Bay's struggles. That has to go to wide receiver Davante Adams, who has been playing some absolutely woeful football.
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Adams' Terrible Form
According to ProFootballTalk, over the last three weeks, when Rodgers throws to Adams, he’s 15-for-35 for 129 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. That’s a completion percentage of 42.9 percent, an average of 3.7 yards per pass, and a passer rating of 41.2.
When you compare that to Rodgers throwing to the Packers other receivers - James Jones, Richard Rodgers, Randall Cobb etc - the numbers are shocking.
"Over the last three weeks, when Rodgers throws to anyone other than Adams, he’s 58-for-103 for 618 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions," the report states. "That’s a completion percentage of 56.3 percent, an average of 6.0 yards per pass, and a passer rating of 90.2."
Last night, Adams had a massive 11 targets from Rodgers. He caught only two of them. As you can imagine, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy was less-than-pleased with the receiver's performance.
“Didn’t have a very good day today,” McCarthy said when asked about Adams. “The consistency we’re getting in certain areas needs to pick up.”
McCarthy then went on to add that the interception Rodgers threw was probably Adams fault as well, thanks to a poorly ran route. The former second round pick needs to improve rapidly if he wants to stay as a big part of the Packers offense in the upcoming weeks.