7 biggest takeaways from Packers’ win over Bears in Week 2

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /
1 of 7

Following the Green Bay Packers’ bounce-back victory over the Chicago Bears in Week 2, what are the top seven takeaways?

Like they always have under head coach Matt LaFleur, the Green Bay Packers put a poor performance behind them and bounced back the following week.

Green Bay couldn’t afford to lose after an opening-day defeat at Minnesota. The result never looked in much doubt Sunday night versus Chicago, as LaFleur’s team dominated.

While not a perfect performance, there were plenty of positives to take away from the game.

Let’s look at seven things we learned from the Packers’ important win.

Packers’ returning players play a key part in victory

Elgton Jenkins, Allen Lazard, and Jon Runyan Jr. were all available for the Packers on Sunday night, and it showed.

Jenkins wasn’t at his dominant best — which is understandable in his first game back from an ACL tear — but he made a massive difference for the offensive line. Matt LaFleur went as far as to say the Packers wouldn’t have won without him. High praise from the head coach.

Lazard immediately made a difference. He caught two of his three targets for 13 yards and a touchdown. The numbers don’t tell the full story.

It’s clear how much Rodgers trusts him. Lazard almost had two touchdown catches, if not for a great recovery from Bears rookie Kyler Gordon to break up the pass in the end zone.

The Rodgers-to-Lazard connection is an important one this season.