2. Packers need to get out of their own way on offense
The offense made significant improvements in Week 2, particularly with the ground game. The Packers were committed to the run, turning 38 attempts into 203 yards and a touchdown. This was far better after abandoning the run too soon against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1.
However, Green Bay’s offense continues to get in its own way with avoidable errors.
Had it been a closer game, sloppy mistakes in the second half may have cost the Packers a victory.
On their opening possession of the third quarter, the Packers had a chance to put the game away with a lead of 24-7. They only needed six plays to move from their own 14-yard line to the Bears’ 28, where they had a first down.
A mixup between Aaron Rodgers and AJ Dillon on a handoff resulted in a fumble and Bears possession.
On the next drive, Green Bay had the football on its own 46-yard line. On second-and-9, center Josh Myers mistimed the snap, with it bouncing off Christian Watson. Dillon recovered the ball but it resulted in a 13-yard loss, leaving a near-impossible third down.
Two promising drives ended by their own avoidable mistakes. It kept the Bears in the game and, on another day, could’ve cost Green Bay the win.
The Packers can’t afford to make mistakes like this in Week 3.