Packers: Five standout performances from Week 2 win vs. Lions

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The top five performers from the Packers’ Week 2 win versus the Lions.

Two weeks and two 40-point performances from the Green Bay Packers offense in two winning efforts. This Packers offense is off to a hot start and one that hasn’t been seen in Green Bay in over 50 years.

For the second straight week, Green Bay steamrolled a division rival and has a 2-0 start on the season and in the division for the second straight year. Head coach Matt LaFleur couldn’t have dreamed of a better start in the division as he is now 8-0 against the NFC North.

The game didn’t look like it would be a rout at the start. The defense’s problems stopping the run reared their ugly head and allowed the Detroit Lions to get off to a good start and 14-3 lead in the first quarter.

It seemed as if the Lions’ game plan to control the ball and play tight defense would be the key to their success. As the game wore on, defensive coordinator Mike Pettine made some adjustments and began to stop the Lions’ three-headed attack at tailback.

The Packers cam storming back and put up 31 straight points on Detroit before an answering score. The turning point of the game came just before halftime as the Packers scored to close the half and then came back to complete the two-for with a touchdown on their opening drive of the third quarter.

From there, it was all Packers.

For the second straight week, we saw a dominant performance from the offense. This time, the run game led the way just as the passing game did last week against the Minnesota Vikings.

Outside of the way the defense started the game and a possible injury to Davante Adams, there is a lot to like about this game.

Mike Pettine’s adjustment was creative and effective and he applied the pressure once the team got up big. The second half defensive showing against Detroit was much better than the way we last saw against Minnesota.

The Packers offense has two straight good showings to build off of and the defense is starting to show signs of what made them good last season with their pass rush.

These five players were key to another 40-point output.