3 things the Packers must fix entering Week 4 vs. Patriots
1. Packers must stop turning the ball over
Under Matt LaFleur, the Packers have been outstanding at taking care of the football. But that simply hasn’t been the case in the opening three games.
In the past two seasons, the Packers have turned the ball over the fewest number of times in the NFL. They had just 11 giveaways in 2020 and 13 last year.
Through three games this season, the Packers have already turned it over five times, and at least once in each game. At this pace, they are set for 28 turnovers in 2022.
Aaron Rodgers has two avoidable interceptions. The first was a hopeful deep pass downfield to Randall Cobb at Minnesota, one that had very little chance of being completed. His second pick came this past Sunday at Tampa Bay, and it was another poor throw, and one Rodgers doesn’t usually make.
The other three turnovers have been fumbles.
Aaron Jones fumbled in the red zone against the Bucs, Aaron Rodgers lost a fumble on a sack in the season opener, and they lost possession on a botched handoff against the Chicago Bears.
We don’t often see these mistakes from the Packers, and I have little doubt they will correct it. Once they do, it will help sustain drives and build more consistency.
In Week 4, Green Bay needs to put together its first turnover-free game of the season.