Green Bay Packers Week 6 Stock Report: Who's Up & Down After Win Against Rams

J FCorrespondent IOctober 17, 2011

Green Bay Packers Week 6 Stock Report: Who's Up & Down After Win Against Rams

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    As expected, the undefeated Green Bay Packers took care of the St. Louis Rams at home to improve to 6-0 over the weekend.

    However, while most of the players continued to play at a high level, others dropped off in production or made some poor decisions that have them trending downward.

    After six weeks of play, here are a few of the Pack's player that are either moving forward or falling behind as the team continues their winning ways in 2011.

Up: James Jones

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    It was somewhat of a surprise when James Jones was re-signed to the Packers' loaded receiving corps this offseason, and after limited playing time in Week 1, it was unclear how he would fit in on the offense.

    But with a touchdown in each of his last three games, Jones is on the rise.

    He followed up his 140-yard performance against the Falcons in Week 5, with a 35-yard score against the Rams on Sunday.

    Jones can't expect a ton of targets, but he's certainly making the most of them.

Up: Desmond Bishop

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    Desmond Bishop has been an underrated contributor on the Packers defense this season as both a blitzer and in pass coverage.

    He had a season-high 14 tackles against the Rams, bringing his total to 43 after six weeks.

    Bishop has also added a forced fumble and three sacks to his stat line this season, already tying his career high.

Up: Clay Matthews

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    Clay Matthews finally notched his second sack of the season despite being one of the league leaders in quarterback pressures.

    It had been nearly a month since fans witnessed Matthews' famous sack celebration, and there's no doubt that he was well overdue.

    While his numbers aren't staggering, Matthews holds the defense together. His pass rushing skills are irreplaceable, but he contributes in almost every aspect of the game.

    We will probably be seeing more of his biceps in the near future...

Down: Sam Shields

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    Yes, Sam Shields did pick off a poor pass by Sam Bradford in the end zone to keep St. Louis from scoring, however, what he did afterward won't earn him any accolades.

    Shields easily picked off the underthrown ball, but he decided to run around like a madman in the end zone when he clearly should've just taken a knee.

    The Rams' offensive players were all over him and he had a very slim chance of gaining any positive yardage.

    His mistake might even cost him next week's game against the Vikings since he is now questionable after sustaining a concussion on the play.

    At least he didn't fumble.

Up: A.J. Hawk

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    A.J. Hawk is on the rise just like his middle finger after sacking Sam Bradford on Sunday.

    He had a season high nine tackles, bringing his total to 28 on the year.

    Hawk has been consistent, but maybe he can turn it up a notch after having his best game against the lowly Rams.

Down: Jermichael Finley

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    A bruised arm suffered on the Pack's first drive was enough to essentially take tight end Jermichael Finley out of the game on Sunday.

    He played through the injury, but only finished with one catch and continues his downward spiral.

    After picking up over 200 yards and three touchdowns through the first three games of the season, Finley hasn't scored in the last three and has gained just over 100 yards.

Up: Tim Masthay

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    Heavy winds weren't enough to hold Tim Masthay back at Lambeau Field on Sunday as he booted a career long 67-yarder and continued to assist the Pack in the field position battle.

    He's been consistently great since arriving in Titletown and he gives his team a major boost in special teams.