Packers: Five standout performances from Week 1 win vs. Vikings

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4. Packers O-line


I put that in all bold caps lock for a reason. The Packers offensive line, despite entering the game without their starting right tackle and losing two guards during the game, allowed zero sacks.

More than that, Rodgers was barely even touched.

The backs, Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams, also deserve some credit for that, their blitz pickup was near flawless.

But it is the line that deserves the spotlight shined on. They opened holes in the run game for Jones, Williams and rookie AJ Dillon. They did all they could to keep Rodgers clean and upright all while not being able to settle in to a lineup.

David Bakhtiari and Corey Linsley were the only two players to start and finish the game at the same position on the line.

In a bit of a surprise, second-year man Elgton Jenkins started at right tackle but was moved back to left guard when Lucas Patrick went down and Rick Wagner moved into the lineup at right tackle.

All the shuffling didn’t matter though as the line kept the Vikings from ruining their game plan with pressure.

I’d also like to take a second to recognize Josiah Deguara. Deguara was all over the field throwing blocks, and doing all the little things that don’t show up on a stat line for him but do for someone else. It’s clear to see why the team liked him enough to make him a their third-round pick.