3 takeaways from Packers’ Week 2 victory vs. Lions

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Jace Sternberger
Green Bay Packers, Jace Sternberger (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

2. Rough day for Jace Sternberger

Jace Sternberger‘s wait for his first regular season catch continues. He missed out on a couple of opportunities against the Lions, dropping two passes. One wouldn’t have counted anyway due to a flag, but it was a rough game for the Packers’ second-year tight end.

There are some positives to take from it, though. The first is that Sternberger seems to have the right attitude following the performance.


He needs to put it behind him, continue to work on his game, and know that next time he’ll make those plays.

The other positive to take away from it is that Sternberger was wide open on a couple of occasions. On one of his drops, he had nothing but green grass in front of him had he made the reception. Improving his catching is the easy part. He already did the hard part by getting open.

It could just be that Sternberger needs one catch, which will give him the confidence to move forward. He’s been unlucky with injuries so far in his career and has missed a lot of time. Sternberger has the talent to make an impact in Matt LaFleur’s offense. Make one catch next week and he’ll be on his way.

The best is yet to come for Sternberger, but this wasn’t his best performance.