1. Packers offense has huge questions to answer
Green Bay’s offense was in the spotlight this week. How would the Packers adjust following Davante Adams’ departure? Could the offensive line hold up without David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins available?
Well, they failed the first test.
Green Bay’s wide receivers were held to 120 yards on 12 catches. Adams, meanwhile, caught 10 for 141 yards and a touchdown in his Las Vegas Raiders debut.
The offensive line had a tough afternoon against the Vikings’ defensive front.
The Vikings were consistently in Aaron Rodgers’ face, sacking him four times and making five quarterback hits.
Rodgers held onto the ball for far too long. There seemed to be a disconnect with his receivers. It’s understandable as it was his first live game action with Sammy Watkins, Romeo Doubs, and Christian Watson.
There were miscommunications and Watson dropped what could’ve been a 75-yard touchdown. Patience is needed for the young receivers.
The Packers need Bakhtiari and Jenkins back as soon as possible, and Allen Lazard’s return will also significantly help the offense.
There’s no doubt the offense will improve as they get more reps, but they badly missed Davante Adams on Sunday. They must find a way to adjust, and fast.
The offense failed its first test, and they need to improve.