Packers fan ratings: High praise goes to low-attention group
Offensive linemen typically get more attention from fans for the things they screw up — like getting a penalty or allowing a sack — than the things they do well.
But the Green Bay Packers offensive line, without lost-for-the-season Pro Bowl left tackle David Bakhtiari, excelled under the circumstances in a 35-16 victory Sunday over the Chicago Bears. The linemen were rewarded with an average score of 4.3 — on a one-to-five scale — from about 700 voters in our fan ratings.
That was the second-highest score of any position group, behind only quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who got a 4.6 average score. The line helped Rodgers by allowing only one sack as he completed 19 of 24 passes for 240 yards and four touchdowns.
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The coaches came in next, at 4.1, followed by the receivers, at 4.0. Four receivers scored touchdowns, led by Marquez Valdes-Scantling's 72-yard score, though he did later drop another long pass. The running backs, somewhat limited to 71 yards on 17 carries, got a 3.8.
On defense, the secondary fared best, at 3.9, though the defensive linemen and linebackers weren't far behind, at 3.6 each. While the defense gave up 356 yards, it created two turnovers — a fumble and an interception.
The special teams again came in last, at 2.7, hurt this time by Tavon Austin's punt-return fumble.
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