Packers have PFF’s top-ranked offensive line after three weeks

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The Packers’ offensive line is ranked first in NFL by PFF after three weeks.

Everything about the Green Bay Packers offense has clicked in the opening three games of the season. It’s how this unit is on a record-setting pace and is averaging an unstoppable 40.7 points per game.

Aaron Rodgers is back in the MVP conversation, and rightfully so, and there has also been a lot of love for Davante Adams, Aaron Jones, and Allen Lazard. Again, understandably so.

However, the offensive line doesn’t always get the credit it deserves. The Packers have had an excellent pass-blocking line for a while, but this year, they’ve taken their game to an even higher level.

Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus has ranked all 32 offensive lines after the opening three weeks of the season, and the Packers come in at number one. It’s well deserved as Green Bay’s line has been simply phenomenal this season so far.

According to the article, the Packers have allowed 10 pressures, while the run game is averaging 2.2 yards before contact on average. They are impressive numbers after almost a quarter of the season.

To make it all the more impressive, think of the adversity this offensive line has faced through three weeks. Continuity is so important up front, not just for the offensive linemen to remain in-sync, but also for the quarterback behind them.

The Packers lost starting guard Lane Taylor for the season after playing in Week 1. Elgton Jenkins has been asked to play at guard and tackle. Center Corey Linsley, guard/tackle Billy Turner, and guard Lucas Patrick have all missed time to injury. Rick Wagner didn’t start in the opener but was later brought in at right tackle. Rookie Jon Runyan has played snaps, too.

Injuries have caused the Packers to constantly reshuffle the offensive line, but there has been no drop-off in performances; Rodgers has only been sacked twice.

The offense is on a roll, and the offensive line deserves a ton of credit.