Three takeaways from Packers’ win vs. Broncos in Week 3

Green Bay Packers, Darnell Savage (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Darnell Savage (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

What did we learn from the Green Bay Packers’ Week 3 win?

The victories keep on coming for the Green Bay Packers, who have now already won half the total they achieved all of last season, and it’s taken them just three weeks to do so.

A quick turnaround will take place between this win and Thursday night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Before then, let’s take a look back at the top takeaways from Sunday’s win.

1. Packers defense continues to force turnovers

This defense continues to take the ball away. Prior to the games to be played on Sunday night and Monday night, the Packers lead the league in takeaways. They now have four interceptions and four fumbles.

Rookie Darnell Savage made his first NFL interception against the Broncos, making an excellent diving catch, a key play in the game. Another first-round pick, Rashan Gary, recovered a fumble forced by Preston Smith. Jaire Alexander also forced a fumble by grabbing the football out of Noah Fant‘s hands.

A sign of a great defense is turnovers. Green Bay continues to make these game-changing plays week after week.

2. Jaire Alexander and Darnell Savage make big plays

Game balls should be handed out to Jaire Alexander and Darnell Savage. Alexander is a star, and Savage is well on his way. Alexander had two pass breakups in the game, one which saved a touchdown in the end zone. As previously noted, he also made an incredible play to take the ball away and give the Packers the ball.

Alexander is one of the best young cornerbacks in the entire league, and he’s proving why in each game.

Savage, too, is a game-changer for this defense. When the Packers drafted Savage back in April, it was clear he had the talent to help this defense force more turnovers. This was an example of why he can be a game-changer in the secondary.

3. Marquez Valdes-Scantling steps up

The Packers need another wide receiver to step up alongside Davante Adams, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling played that role in Week 3. MVS opened the scoring with a 40-yard touchdown catch, and he also led the team in receiving with six receptions for 99 yards and a TD.

The goal for Valdes-Scantling now is to become a consistent number two receiver in this offense. Adams is always going to be the main focus of the defense, but if MVS can step up and make plays regularly, it’ll go a long way to helping this offense reach the next level.

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MVS stepped up on Sunday, and he was key to the Packers’ victory.