Packers offense simply too good for Lions in big win

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

The Packers offense was too good for the Lions in Week 2.

There’s good reason to believe in this Green Bay Packers offense.

On the back of a strong performance in the season opener last week, the offense led the way again on Sunday with the Packers defeating the Detroit Lions 42-21.

The Lions had no answer for Aaron Jones, who finished the game with 236 total yards and three touchdowns, ensuring his fantasy owners are heading to victory this weekend.

Aaron Rodgers was on the money again this week and would’ve had an even bigger day had his receivers held onto the football more often. Rodgers completed 18 of 30 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns.

Defensively, there are still concerns. Green Bay allowed Detroit to move down the field at ease in the first quarter, giving up touchdowns on the opening two drives.

However, Matt LaFleur and Mike Pettine have to be pleased with the response from the defense. After a slow start, they only allowed another seven points in the entire game. The Lions were held to 89 yards rushing. Rashan Gary impressed with 1.5 sacks and Chandon Sullivan had a pick-six.

It wasn’t the perfect day, though.

Getting win number two is the most important thing, but Davante Adams exited the game with a hamstring injury, which is concerning. That will be something to watch.

Packers move two games ahead of Lions, Vikings

The Packers are now tied for the NFC North lead with the Chicago Bears, who defeated the New York Giants in Week 2.

There is now some distance between the top two and the Lions and Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings were beaten by the Indianapolis Colts and fall to 0-2.

It’s early in the season, but the Packers have looked by far the best team in the NFC North after two weeks and they have two wins over division rivals. The offense has taken a big step forward in year two under Matt LaFleur, and it’s leading to victories.