Positives and negatives from the Packers’ week two win.
The Green Bay Packers are flying high at 2-0 for the second straight year.
The Packers defeated the Detroit Lions 42-21 at Lambeau Field on Sunday.
Here are some positives and negatives from their week two win:
Positive: Marquez Valdes-Scantling
The Packers receiving corps a season ago was putrid. Management’s decision to not trade for veteran help around the deadline was a dire mistake, as everyone could see the team didn’t have anywhere close to the kind of offensive weaponry needed to get past a team like the San Fransisco 49ers.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling completely vanished from the face of the earth in the second half of last season. His rookie year, Valdes-Scantling showed flashes of big-play potential with some impressive downfield bombs hauled in from Aaron Rodgers. Valdes-Scantling’s disappearance reached its lowest point when he played a single snap against the 49ers in the championship game.
So far this season, Valdes-Scantling has looked entirely different. He had two brutal drops in week one against the Minnesota Vikings, but otherwise has caught seven passes and has had a 40-plus-yard catch in both games with one touchdown. Aaron Rodgers has targeted him 13 times in the two games, signifying at least some confidence in the team’s number two receiver.