Three takeaways from the Packers’ bounce-back win against the Lions.
The Green Bay Packers desperately needed a response after being dominated in their season opener. They had to see off a tough challenge from the Detroit Lions, but in the end, they were simply too good and they secured an important divisional victory.
Under Matt LaFleur, the Packers have now won all five of their games against the Lions, and he has only lost one division game in total. These games count the most when it comes to the divisional standings later in the year, and with this victory, the Packers take over first place in the NFC North.
There were some positives on both sides of the ball, although mostly on offense.
There are still some serious questions to be asked of the defense, although they did respond well after a tough opening half to shut the Lions out in the final two quarters. The defense also got two turnovers. It’s something to build on with a road game against the San Francisco 49ers up next.
The Packers got back on track and ensured they still haven’t lost consecutive regular-season games under LaFleur.
What did we learn from the victory?