Stock up, stock down for Packers after Week 2 win over Bears

Green Bay Packers, Sammy Watkins (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Stock up: Aaron Jones

Aaron Jones only touched the ball eight times in the season opener, and Matt LaFleur made it clear he needed more opportunities. And this is exactly why.

Give Jones a featured role, and he can take over a game. The Bears had no answer for him as he averaged an incredible 8.8 yards per rushing attempt, piling up 132 yards and a touchdown from just 15 carries.

As he always does, Jones also contributed in the receiving game, making three catches for 38 yards and a touchdown.

Jones is the Packers’ best offensive playmaker. LaFleur needs to ensure he is a key part of the game plan every week.

Stock down: Run defense

Chicago leaned on its rushing attack, and with good success. For the second week in a row, the Packers’ defense struggled to stop the run. Even when they know it’s coming, it’s looking way too easy for running backs to pick up yards.

David Montgomery rushed 15 times for 122 yards, averaging 8.1 yards per attempt. That’s nowhere near good enough from the Packers’ defense.

Green Bay has allowed 306 yards and a touchdown on the ground through two weeks. To become an elite defense this season, Joe Barry’s unit needs to prevent teams from finding success on the ground.