Five takeaways from the Green Bay Packers emphatic Week 1 win over the Vikings.
If the first week of the season is any indication of how the Green Bay Packers will perform in 2020, fans could be in for an exciting year. The Packers opened up the season with a 43-34 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1, though the game was not nearly as close as the score indicates.
Green Bay entered the game with major questions surrounding the offensive line. All concerns were put to rest after the Packers put up 43 points, their second-most ever on an opening weekend. Overall, it was one of the best offensive performances from Green Bay that we’ve seen in a while.
Much of that offensive performance can be attributed to the dominant play of Aaron Rodgers. The veteran quarterback appeared to be back in MVP form on Sunday, throwing for 364 yards and four touchdowns. Most importantly, Rodgers appeared to be having fun on the field.
On the defensive side of the ball, Green Bay has a few things to clean up. The run defense was suspect once again, even when Kenny Clark was in the game. Clark exited the game with a groin injury in the first half, which only widened the gap for the Packers’ run D.
Thankfully for Green Bay, they held the ball for what seemed to be the entire game, which didn’t give the Vikings much of a chance to get their running game going. Dalvin Cook still managed to rush in two touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough in the end.
The Packers looked to be a top five team in the NFL after Week 1. There’s still a few questions, but here are the five biggest takeaways from Green Bay’s opening win to the 2020 season.