GREEN BAY – It’s time for another round of Peak Performances, packers.com’s review of the previous season that highlights some of the top individual efforts during the course of the year.
The series is being presented chronologically, with each segment covering a portion of the season.
Peak Performances will appear once per week until the entire season has been covered, with a poll (at the bottom of the page) allowing fans to vote for their favorite each week. The weekly winners will then be in the final poll for Peak Performance of the Year.
Selections were made in an attempt to highlight a variety of different victories and individual players throughout the season. Games 5-8
RB Ty Montgomery vs. Chicago
Montgomery hadn’t fully converted to running back yet, but this game provided a taste of what he could do as a hybrid offensive player. He touched the ball 19 times, recording nine carries for 60 yards and 10 receptions for 66 more. His 30-yard run on a draw play early in the third quarter jump-started a TD drive after the Packers had fallen behind 10-6.
WR Davante Adams vs. Chicago
Adams joined Montgomery and Randall Cobb in reaching double-digit receptions in the 26-10 triumph. His 13 catches fell one shy of the franchise record for a single game, set by Don Hutson back in 1942. Adams had 132 yards in all, including two touchdowns, the first two-TD game of his career.
QB Aaron Rodgers at Atlanta
The Packers came up one-point short against the Falcons here, but Rodgers kept the offense humming despite the absences of Cobb, Montgomery, and TE Jared Cook. He completed 28-of-38 for 246 yards with four TDs and a 125.5 passer rating. Rodgers was also the team’s leading rusher with 60 yards on scrambles.
WR Trevor Davis at Atlanta
The rookie fifth-round draft pick from Cal caught just three passes for 24 yards, but that included a 9-yard TD on a diving catch right at the pylon for his first NFL score. That was just four plays after Davis himself put the Packers in position with a 55-yard punt return, Green Bay’s longest of the season.
S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix vs. Indianapolis
On his way to the Pro Bowl for the first time, Clinton-Dix intercepted Colts QB Andrew Luck twice in the first quarter, the second one setting up a Packers touchdown that helped get Green Bay back in the game after falling behind 14-3. It was the first of a pair of two-INT games for Clinton-Dix (also at Chicago in Week 15), and this game might have turned out to be the best in his career he had been able to finish off a third-down sack of Luck on a well-timed blitz in the fourth quarter.