Thus far, the Green Bay Packers' season has been a roller coaster ride—for various reasons.
On the field, the team has both completed a major comeback and blown a sizable lead. It has embarrassed a division rival, but also been embarrassed by an NFC North foe. Injuries have continuously piled on, with an alarming amount of key starters having already missed time. The coaching staff has experienced its own highs and lows.
Yet, this chaos is hardly reflected by Green Bay's record. At 2-2, it stands as perfectly average through the first month of action. With 13 games left on the slate, the Packers have the world in front of them. There are plenty of possible outcomes still on the table.
Of course, if Green Bay wants to find success and return to the postseason, it'll need to start building some momentum and win a bit more consistently. Luckily, the Packers may have the perfect opportunity to do so in October.
Some may regard the upcoming stretch as an easy one for Matt LaFleur's group, but games aren't won on paper.
With this in mind, here's what challenges lie ahead for Green Bay in the coming weeks.
Week 5: Paying Davante Adams a visit
Jordan Love will compete in his second straight primetime game when the Packers travel to Las Vegas for Monday Night Football.
The 1-3 Raiders have struggled to build consistency, which has caused head coach Josh McDaniels' seat to grow increasingly hotter.
While the team possesses some star power, especially with former Packers wideout Davante Adams, Las Vegas has struggled to put together complete games on both sides of the ball.
Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will return to action and face Love. However, the key to this game could come from the ground game.
Josh Jacobs and company stand as the NFL's worst rushing attack, but Green Bay isn't far behind at No. 30. Both Jacobs and Aaron Jones are extremely talented runners who are capable of much more. It's all about their teams putting them in positions to succeed.
The Packers' offensive line, even without David Bakhtiari, remains a solid unit. If they create space for Jones and A.J. Dillon to finally get rolling, then their squad should have the advantage here.
Should Love earn his first career victory under the bright lights, he and his teammates will have plenty of time to reflect on the win.