Packers: Five players key to victory in Week 2 vs. Lions

Green Bay Packers, Tyler Ervin (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers, Matt LaFleur
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Who are the five players key to victory for the Packers in Week 2?

Week two finds the Green Bay Packers in a situation they have become familiar with over the past two seasons, with a chance to go 2-0 in the division in week two.

The last two years, the Packers played the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings in consecutive weeks and were in position to be in the driver’s seat in the NFC North. In 2018, the Packers couldn’t quite close the deal, beating the Bears and then blowing a fourth quarter lead against the Vikings and settling for a tie.

Last season, the Packers took full advantage, beating the Bears in the NFL season opener and then the Vikings the following week in Lambeau Field.

This year, the Packers have a chance to go 2-0 after putting up 43 on the rival Vikings and now playing the Detroit Lions, who are coming off a disappointing loss.

After being in control most of the game, the Lions gave up 21 points in the fourth quarter to lose 27-23. The Lions still had a chance but rookie running back D’Andre Swift dropped what would have been the game-winning touchdown in the final seconds of the game.

Wisconsin is a place that historically has been a house of nightmares for the Lions. But recent history has been more kind to Detroit with the Lions winning two out of the last three in Lambeau. One thing working in the Lions’ favor is the home field advantage will be lessened. As the concern over COVID-19 stays, there will be no fans in the stands on Sunday.

The Packers can expect to get the 0-1 Lions’ best shot as they hope to avoid starting not just 0-2 on the season, but 0-2 in the NFC North.

In order for the Packers to avoid a let-down in week two, these five players need to step up against the Lions.