– Royce Newman at the right guard: The rookie started along the inside of the offensive line after taking several reps from the first teams this week. Newman did not allow pressure in pass protection and played a big part in the running game. His best block came on an 11-yard run by AJ Dillon with 8:30 left in the first quarter, where he sealed the inside shoulder of a Jets defenseman and created a massive hole to go through. It is quite possible that Newman will be the starter in the right guard in Week 1 against the Saints.
– Malik Taylor as WR No. 1: He was Green Bay’s de facto No.1 receiver with several veterans off duty, which provided a great opportunity to show why he deserves a spot on the roster. He had an early fall, but quickly rebounded to four catches for 66 yards (team height). All four tried a first try on a third try. His best play came with a beautiful back shoulder throw and catch that put the offense in the red zone and helped set the game’s second score for the Packers.
– The racing game: The Packers’ rushed offense was much better than last week, especially in the first quarter against the Jets starters. AJ Dillon finished with 28 yards on four carries (7.0 averaged), Kylin Hill had 29 yards on seven carries (4.1 averaged) and Patrick Taylor had 48 yards on eight carries (6.0 averaged). It’s more testament to the offensive line’s blocking of the run, although Dillon looked impressive on the yards after contact.
– TJ Slaton as a situational pass-rusher: Who would have thought that the 6-foot-4, 330-pound rookie had the ability to influence the passing game? Slaton had an impressive sack with 12:30 left in the third quarter, which helped block the Jets’ first practice in the second half. While lined up along the inside shoulder of the Jets’ right tackle, Slaton crossed the line in an impressive swim stroke for his first (unofficial) career sack.