Packers: Attacking Lions secondary should be a focus in Week 2

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

The Lions have an absolutely ravaged defensive backfield that the Packers should look to take advantage of.

The Green Bay Packers are welcoming the Detroit Lions to Lambeau Field for their Week 2 home opener this coming Sunday. Both teams are in completely different spots right now based on their results last week.

The Packers are coming off of an outstanding win against the Minnesota Vikings where the offense looked like they couldn’t be stopped. Detroit is coming off a rather deflating loss where they allowed a big-time comeback by the Chicago Bears.

The Packers can achieve the same result against the Lions if they keep their offensive game plan the same as Week 1: attack an unproven secondary.

The Lions have overhauled their defensive backfield coming into 2020, drafting Jeff Okudah third overall in the 2020 draft, and adding long-time Atlanta Falcon Desmond Trufant.

Unfortunately, after Week 1, there are already some injuries in that Lions defensive backfield. Starting slot corner Justin Coleman has already been placed on the IR, and Trufant has also been ruled out against Green Bay.

Okudah is also recovering from a hamstring injury, but he hopes to play. Backup CB Darryl Roberts is also dealing with a calf injury, and will probably be limited if he is able to suit up against the Packers.

With Trufant already being out, and with Roberts and Okudah possibly playing in a limited role, this would leave the bulk of the work to two unproven players in Amani Oruwariye and Tony McRae.

This is setting up nicely for a Green Bay offense, and Aaron Rodgers in particular, who were firing on all cylinders last week against a Mike Zimmer defense. Davante Adams should have no problem getting open against these defenders even if Okudah does end up playing Sunday.

Even when Darius Slay was still with the Lions and would shadow Adams, Davante was still able to have big games against Detroit. Some people may not be believers in this Packers wide receiver room, but they shouldn’t have any problems against a young and unproven Lions secondary.

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