This NFL season has been a wild ride for the Green Bay Packers.
They started the season with a loss to the Minnesota Vikings, which later set the tone for an awful 4-8 record.
However, they have won their last three straight games and are in the playoff hunt.
But the hunt for a playoff spot is still slim.
While the hopes are dimming, one player can help fuel their offense to an upset victory on Sunday.
With their playoff hopes in the balance, which play on offense can help them upset the Vikings this Sunday?
Aaron Rodgers Plays Better When Christian Watson Plays
Everyone knows the rough start quarterback Aaron Rodgers is having this season.
However, some fans don’t realize how much rookie wide receiver Christian Watson is helping him make a comeback.
During a segment on FS1, Greg Jennings breaks down how Rodgers’ numbers are better with Watson playing.
Rodgers this season (with & without Watson on the field):
With: 66.1 Comp %, 7.5 Yds/Pass, 95.1 Pass Rtg
Without: 63.9 Comp %, 6.3 Yds/Pass, 88.9 Pass Rtg
— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) December 30, 2022
Rodgers has a 2.2% increase in completion percentage and 1.2 more yards per pass when Watson plays.
It’s led him to have a 6.2 higher passer rating when the rookie receiver is playing.
While it might not seem like much, it’s enough to tilt the balance in the Packers favor.
However, Watson is currently a game day decision for the Packers.
If he’s out for the game, Rodgers then has to rely on his other receivers.
While Watson has cooled off since his amazing game against the Dallas Cowboys, he’s still a threat if he plays.
The Packers playoff hopes can come down to him playing in their critical game against the Vikings.