Teams often find themselves getting hot, if they’re lucky, at different points of a season. There are two teams-one in each conference- that are putting the pieces together on the offensive side of the ball after rocky starts. Let’s talk about ‘em!
NFL Offensive Hot Streaks
Behind us are the days of ‘Broncos Country, let’s ride’ jokes. Things are going swimmingly for Wilson and Sean Payton. Denver has won five straight, hurling themselves to .500 and into the AFC playoff hunt.
Their overall team offense still sits somewhere in the middle of the pack, but that can be cleaned up with more efficient red zone scoring. Make no mistake: this team has faced some serious defenses. Most recently, they outplayed a stout Cleveland D.
This is far from the team that was the butt of jokes when the Miami Dolphins dropped 70 points on them. Russ is in a rhythm with guys like Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, and Javonte Williams. Wilson is back to being a threat with his legs and what we witnessed in Seattle for many years. In their last five, Russ has thrown under 200 yards in four of them, but effective football and a tick in the win column is all that matters in the end. They are clicking enough to find ways to victory.
Green Bay Packers
If you Googled the definition of rollercoaster, you may see the Green Bay Packers logo. This young team went through the first half of the season with its ups and downs while the infantile offense slowly marched into lockstep. Around week 10 against the Rams, it seemed like things started to click.
Surely, Packer Nation viewed this as an evaluation year for Jordan Love and his slew of rookies around him. Through 12 weeks, there are now records being broken. Matt LaFleur, who comes from the “West Coast Offense” Shanahan tree, has been able to develop a well-balanced attack all without star running back Aaron Jones. Rookies Jayden Reed, Dontayvion Wicks, Luke Musgrave, and Tucker Kraft have begun to flap their wings.
Winning three of the last four, the offense is averaging 391 total yards in that quadrangle of games. First-year starting QB Jordan Love has been getting together with his receiving corps each Tuesday and it appears they’re reaping the benefits when it counts. Since Week 9, Love has ranked 5th in PFF passing grade.
After a lot of slander directed toward GM Brian Gutekunst for dealing with his veterans and opting for a draft-and-develop strategy, recent progress has quieted some critics. As the Packers gel on offense and continue to win, he’s looking like he made some smart moves. Going into Week 13, Green Bay is just one game out of the playoff picture as they prepare to take on the Kansas City Chiefs at Lambeau.
Make no mistake. These teams’ respective defenses are aiding in their success. However, both the Broncos and Packers are finding their offensive identity at the right time as they will try and close in on their playoff dreams. Give us a shout @DraftCountdown and let us know who has been surprising you on offense, or check out betting on the playoff