3 takeaways from Packers’ dominant win vs. Vikings in Week 1

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Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers, Allen Lazard

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers, Allen Lazard (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Three takeaways from the Packers’ season-opening victory.

The wait for football was well worth it. In a crucial early-season NFC North contest, the Green Bay Packers came to play, cruising to victory over their biggest playoff rivals in the division. It was the second time since December that the Packers walked out of U.S. Bank Stadium as comfortable winners, and it could make a huge difference when it comes to the playoffs down the stretch.

After such a long break from playing football with less practice time and no preseason games, it was never going to be a perfect game from either team. The Packers have a lot of areas to improve. To win the Super Bowl, this team will need to be a lot better.

That said, it’s hard not to be impressed with their performance in the season opener. In one of the toughest games on the schedule, the Packers put the game away early in the fourth quarter. The offense looked sharp while the defense made key plays.

The win puts victory number one on the board for Green Bay this season, and ensures Matt LaFleur remains undefeated against NFC North opponents as head coach. His team has now won all seven divisional games since the start of last season.

Here are three takeaways from Week 1.

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