Packers Snap Counts: Davante Adams makes quiet return against Bucs

Davante Adams caught six passes for 61 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
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Watching Green Bay wide receiver Davante Adams run routes again had to be a welcomed sight for quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Adams, who missed the last two contests with a hamstring injury, was back on the field during the Packers’ 38-10 loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday.

He played 52 of Green Bay’s 63 offensive snaps (83%), which was actually one less than Marquez Valdes-Scantling, although that was more of a result of the Packers surrendering midway through the fourth quarter and pulling their starters.

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Adams was back to being Rodgers’ favorite option in the passing game, as he was targeted 10 times — twice more than any other receiver. And it started early. Rodgers looked Adams’ way twice on the opening drive, connecting for two catches for 20 yards.

However, Adams was limited to six catches for 61 yards against Tampa Bay.

It was the toughest test of the season for Green Bay’s offense. The Buccaneers are allowing the fewest yards per game (282) and the fifth-fewest yards through the air (217.7). Only two receivers – Carolina’s D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson – have been able to rack up 100+ receiving yards against the Buccaneers.

Although his return to the field was a bit quieter than what was hoped (or even expected), the healthy Adams should be blowing up box scores once again this weekend against the lowly Houston secondary.

Other notes from Sunday’s snap counts:

— Josh Jackson, who made his first start since Dec. 30, 2018, filled in for the injured Kevin King at cornerback. Jackson played all 65 defensive snaps. He’s been more involved just twice — Week 10 (68 snaps) and Week 11 (69 snaps) of his 2018 rookie campaign.

— After missing the entire 2019 campaign with an ankle injury, Equanimeous St. Brown was activated from the injured reserve on Saturday and appeared in his first contest since Dec. 23, 2018. He played 11 offensive snaps (17%) and was targeted twice but did not record a catch.

— After Green Bay waved its white flag in the fourth quarter, Tim Boyle played the final three snaps for the Packers. Boyle has appeared in four of five contests as the backup quarterback.

— Rookie running back AJ Dillon was on the field for a career-high 10 snaps (16%). He rushed five times for a career-best 31 yards (6.2 average).

— After missing the last three games on injured reserve, Kenny Clark returned and was on the field for 41 of Green Bay’s 65 defensive plays (63%). Clark tallied four tackles in the loss.

WEEK 6 — AT BUCCANEERS (OFFENSE)

PLAYER PLAYS (63) %
Patrick 63 100%
Jenkins 63 100%
Turner 63 100%
Linsley 63 100%
Rodgers 60 95%
Valdes-Scantling 53 84%
Adams 52 83%
Bakhtiari 40 63%
Tonyan 37 59%
Jones 36 57%
Williams 32 51%
Taylor 32 51%
Wagner 23 37%
Lewis 21 33%
Sternberger 20 32%
St. Brown 11 17%
Dillon 10 16%
Shepherd 6 10%
Lovett 5 8%
Boyle 3 5%

WEEK 6 — AT BUCCANEERS (DEFENSE)

PLAYER PLAYS (65) %
Jackson 65 100%
Amos 65 100%
Alexander 60 92%
Barnes 57 88%
Z. Smith 49 75%
Sullivan 46 71%
Savage 43 66%
Lowry 43 66%
P. Smith 43 66%
Clark 41 63%
Keke 37 57%
Adams 28 43%
Greene 24 37%
Summers 22 34%
Redmond 22 34%
Gary 17 26%
Garvin 16 25%
Burks 14 22%
Ramsey 10 15%
Lancaster 9 14%
Hollman 5 8%