Green Bay Packers: 5 Reactions to first loss of 2019 season

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2. Secondary pass-catchers have to consistently emerge

Davante Adams absolutely feasted against the paltry Eagles secondary on Thursday night. Despite actually leaving the game due to injury in the fourth quarter, the No. 1 wide receiver for the Packers looked the part as he dominated with 10 catches for 180 yards. And while he still hasn’t found the end zone this year, he looks to be his dominant self at this point.

Where the Packers need some help, though, is in the passing game outside of Adams. Jimmy Graham was Green Bay’s second-leading receiver against the Eagles with six catches for 61 yards and a touchdown. However, guys like Geronimo Allison and Marquez Valdes-Scantling didn’t step up in the manner that you thought they might against the Philadelphia secondary.

One of the sneaky concerns about the Packers offense entering the season was the lack of a consistent secondary pass-catcher. And perhaps the answer to that is more of a dealer’s choice situation where anyone in the trio of Graham, Allison and Valdes-Scantling can step up in a given week.

At the same time, though, this group has to be consistent. When Adams was out of the lineup, it was clear that the passing offense was not nearly as potent. Allison admittedly made some big grabs but it wasn’t nearly as smooth as when Adams was out there. Subsequently, it’s imperative that the Packers get some more reliability from the wide receivers and tight ends beyond Adams.