Punter Tim Masthay up, just about everyone else down in Packers' loss


DENVER -- A look at Green Bay Packers players who were "up" and those who were "down" in Sunday night's 29-10 loss to the Denver Broncos:


Tim Masthay: You know it's a bad sign when your punter turned in the best individual performance. Masthay punted five times and grossed an average of 46.2 yards and netted an average of 43.8 yards, with an average hang time of more than 4.5 seconds.

Datone Jones: One of the few bright spots on defense, the former first-round pick put together a second solid game in a row. He had three tackles, including one for a loss, and is playing the best football of his three-year NFL career.

Eddie Lacy: The Packers couldn't do much on the ground, but at least Lacy put together one decent drive. He had one of the few explosive plays on a 15-yard rush that set up his 2-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Still, Lacy finished with only 11 carries for 38 yards.


Casey Hayward: Peyton Manning picked on the Packers cornerback on the first three plays of the game -- an 18-yard completion to Demaryius Thomas, an incomplete pass for Thomas and a pass interference while trying to cover Thomas, who finished with 168 yards on eight catches.

Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers: The Packers' two best defensive players did nothing to rattle Manning, who threw for 340 yards. Manning was never sacked, although Matthews had two of the three hits on him. Peppers' only statistic was a shared tackle.

Aaron Rodgers: To be sure, Rodgers didn't have a lot of options because his receivers couldn't get open. But outside of a few scrambles, Rodgers didn't create any offense. He completed just 14 of 22 passes for 77 yards.