When the Green Bay Packers arrive in the Red Zone, it is the time of Davante Adams.
The star receiver has been the deadliest scoring threat this season, unmatched in his ability to hit dust in the pay quarter and win inches in the line of dust defenders.
Adams has 14 touchdowns in the season, which is tied for most in the NFL despite missing two games due to injury. He has caught a point in each of the last eight matches. The eight-game streak is a Packers record, surpassing the seven-set mark by the legendary Don Hutton, and he is placed second behind AJ Green.
Adams can also pull with Green Saturday against the Carolina Panthers, but the Packers star is aiming for a bigger picture.
“At the end of the day, I want to be great and I want this team to be great,” Adams said Wednesday. “By the way, listening to awards or minor achievements, weekly things, that kind of stuff makes me feel obviously good, but what drives me is getting the Super Bowl and ultimately the best receiver to play. Trying to be. This game. “
Ankle injuries hampered his game since his early career, with Adams becoming an unstoppable force with Aaron Rodgers. The Draft Root-Runner has the unique ability to carry the passing offense, which does not matter in the opposing corner or defense.
“He’s one of those transit, generation-type players, that it doesn’t matter era or offense,” Rodgers said. “He can be productive in those decades or any of those crimes.”
Adams’ impeccable ability to free himself from impeccable footwork, and his technician routing skills give him the ability to break apart under any circumstances. Combine your root-running with natural athleticism and you have a receiver who can win anywhere on the field. Under the strict scope of the red zone, he may be open to scores where other wideouts may contend.
Adams is a rare touchdown machine who wins even when defenders know the ball is coming their way. Jerry Rice holds a single-season record of 12 consecutive matches, with 12 TD receptions in 1987. Adams may close with another hurray this year.
“I think about scoring touchdowns a lot,” Adams said. “I definitely think about it. But the records, I let them come. I let Tom (Packers communications manager Tom Fanning) text me or catch me after the game and let me know if something interesting happened. So I just think about it. ” The touchdown scores itself and then goes from there with all that stuff. “
Adams has averaged 1.3 RTD TDS per game this season, the most in the NFL. Only the Bowl (1.8 in 1987) and Randy Moss (1.4 in 2007) averaged more performances in a single season in the Super Bowl era.
Adams needs to get two more TDS this season as it is the 11th WR since the 1970 merger. Second-rounder Hall of Famer Terrell Owens (3 rounds) and five-time Pro Bowl selection Mark Clayton (8th round) will join, as the first round itself was not hit.
Adams has averaged 104.0 to receive the YPG this season, the most in the NFL. Only HOF Hutson (110.1 rec YPG in 1942) surpassed YPG in a single season in Packers history.
Despite those exaggerations, which are racking up, Adams is not focused on Minutia. He notes that he is like a Larry FitzGerald-long career and wants to add some Lombardi trophies to his case along the way.
“It’s great, obviously, but I want an all-time record,” Adams said. “That’s the set of my mind. When we look back, when we have a Fitz-like career by duration, hopefully I can look back and say that we should get a pair with the Super Bowl A lot of boxes have been found. This is my mind right here. “
It would be easy to achieve the Super Bowl in the only first-round by-election in the NFC. The Packers can earn the No. 1 seed by winning their final three games. That task begins on Saturday against Carolina.
Saturday’s prime time show between the Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers kicks off at 8:15 pm ET on the NFL Network only.