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Jerraud Powers: C+
Powers had a below-average start to the game, getting beat by Jordy Nelson long (Rodgers missed with the pass), and then again on a double-move curl for 15 yards. He was beat later by Nelson on a similar hook play, and Randall Cobb on a touchdown pass late in the second quarter.
Powers did get an impressive interception in the second half, somewhat making up for his first half performance. Overall, though, a poorer than average performance by Powers.
Cassius Vaughn: B
Vaughn showed some impressive coverage and ball skills to stop an attempted touchdown pass in the first quarter. He did allow a few completions later in the game, but tackled well and wasn’t the liability he was expected to be.
Josh Gordy: B-
Gordy allowed a touchdown on a short pass to James Jones on a third down in the second quarter, allowing both the catch and the fight forward for the touchdown. Other than that though, Gordy, like Vaughn, was better than expected, and helped limit the Packers to six points in the second half.
Antoine Bethea: C+
Bethea didn’t make the big plays that he usually does, and had a poor horse collar penalty to give the Packers 15 extra yards. On the Packers’ 41-yard run late in the fourth, he missed a tackle, but made up for it with a good pass defense on the failed 2-point coversion.
Tom Zbikowski: C+
As usual, Zbikowski was fairly invisible throughout the game, but he did have an impressive pass defense in the first quarter, saving a touchdown. Late in the fourth quarter however, he had a horrible missed tackle to set up the Packers’ go-ahead touchdown.
From what we saw of the safeties, it's hard to give them an above average grade, but bot helped keep the Packers' pass offense in check in the second half. More All-22 analysis is needed for in depth game grades for all of the defensive backs, but the second half performance as a unit was impressive. For that half alone, I'd give them, as a unit, a solid A.