The Green Bay Packers made Russell Wilson’s return to the field a miserable experience on Sunday at a snowy Lambeau Field. Wilson got 10 possessions but failed to score in a 17-0 shutout win for the Packers, who improved to 8-2 and 4-0 at home this season.
The impressive defensive performance helped Aaron Rodgers and the Packers overcome some hiccups on offense. Even so, when the Seahawks were staggered late, 247-pound running back A.J. Dillon punched in two fourth-quarter touchdowns to complete the knockout.
Here are the studs and duds from the Packers’ Week 10 win:
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S Adrian Amos: Russell Wilson almost certainly thought he had an easy touchdown pass to Tyler Lockett when he launched a deep ball into the end zone in the second half. Little did he know, Amos had identified the route concept and was retreating into the deep half of the two-high look, putting himself into a perfect position to intercept the pass. Smart play at a critical time. Later, Amos had two different chances to make leaping interceptions of desperation deep throws on the final drive but couldn’t hang on. His reliability on the back end is a big reason why the Packers aren’t giving up big plays regardless of who is playing quarterback on the other side.
CB Eric Stokes: Wilson tested him four times and found zero completions. On one rep, Stokes ran stride for stride with Tyler Lockett and broke up the pass. It was teach tape for how to defend the route with footwork, speed and patience. Later, he defended another pass to Lockett on a comeback route. The game is slowing down for the rookie and he’s trusting himself more and more.
RB A.J. Dillon: Rarely is the blocking perfect for the big running back, but he usually makes something happen with brute power. On both touchdown runs, he bowled through a tackler to get into the end zone. The Packers are getting him moving downhill, both as a runner and receiver. He caught a screen pass…