Five things Packers need to address in the bye week

Green Bay Packers, Matt LaFleur (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Matt LaFleur
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Five areas the Packers need to improve after their bye.

Just like that, we’re a quarter of the way through the season and the Green Bay Packers have arrived at their early bye week. After four games, the Packers’ loss column is the same as back in August. Matt LaFleur’s team has cruised to four straight victories to begin the season, including two crucial divisional wins and another over the New Orleans Saints.

It’s been an impressive start, but the work is just beginning. No team is perfect. That includes the Packers (although the offense has looked pretty close to it). LaFleur and his coaching staff will evaluate the team’s performances up to this point and identify what has worked well and what needs to be improved.

Some big games are ahead for Green Bay immediately after its bye. In the space of four weeks past this bye, the Packers will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Vikings, and San Francisco 49ers. Three of the next four games are on the road. A tough stretch, yes, but also a great opportunity for the Packers to pull ahead in the NFC and show why they’re the best team in the conference.

For many reasons, this is an ideal time for a bye week. Here are five things the Packers must improve during their week off.