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

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) /

1. Aaron Rodgers proves a point

All offseason long, the narrative was about how the Packers are ready to replace Aaron Rodgers after drafting Jordan Love in the first round of the draft. Will this be Rodgers’ final season in Green Bay?

Not so fast.

Rodgers gave everyone a reminder of who he is. The two-time MVP was in the mood right from kickoff, and this was a vintage performance from No. 12. He looked in command of the offense, hit his receivers on the money, and looked every bit the future Hall-of-Famer he is. Rodgers connected with eight different receivers for a total of 364 yards and four touchdowns.

Can we expect a year two jump in Matt LaFleur’s offense?

Based on Sunday’s game, we absolutely should. The Packers offense showed potential last season but was inconsistent. It’s only been one game, but this group looked comfortable and the offense flowed throughout the game.

Jordan Love has a great opportunity to sit and learn from Rodgers this season. On Sunday, he had a front-row seat for a dominant Rodgers display.

Forget about early-season mistakes. Forget about the lack of a preseason. Rodgers looked sharp and he looked ready to prove the world wrong. Unfortunately for the Vikings, they came up against MVP Rodgers on Sunday.