7. First-quarter performance vs. Vikings
After winning a defensive battle in the season opener against the Bears, would the Packers be able to get things going on offense against another division rival in Week 2?
The first quarter couldn’t have been any more perfect in the first home game of the season. Green Bay marched down the field on its opening drive, with Aaron Rodgers finding Jamaal Williams for the first touchdown of the game.
Before the quarter came to an end, Green Bay found the end zone again with Geronimo Allison catching a touchdown pass after an impressive 11-play drive, and the defense also forced a fumble.
The quarter ended with the Packers facing a second-and-1 from the Vikings’ nine-yard line. It only took two more plays to make it a three-score game. The third touchdown came in the second quarter, but it was set up with a dominant performance in the first.
The Packers wouldn’t score again for the rest of the game and eventually held onto a 21-16 lead. The performance overall in the game was inconsistent, but the dominance in the opening quarter showed just how good this team can be when everyone is playing at their best.
By putting up 14 points and setting up a third score in the first quarter, the Packers were well on their way to an important divisional victory.