Grading Packers offense against Bears in Week 1

The Green Bay Packers offense racked up 329 yards in their Week 1 victory over the Chicago Bears.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love
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Grading Packers offense against Bears in Week 1: Offensive line

The Green Bay Packers offensive line may well be the difference between this team posting a winning record in 2023 or winding up below .500. This past Sunday against the Chicago Bears, the Packers O-line looked the part.

Two-time All-Pro David Bakhtiari was back where he belongs after playing in just 11 games for the Packers a year ago, and helped keep Jordan Love's jersey clean all day long. Love was sacked just one time all day last Sunday at Soldier Field.

And while Bakhtiari will always get the accolades, the other four offensive linemen did their job as well. Elgton Jenkins, Josh Myers, Jon Ruyan, and Zach Tom all pulled their weight in the Packers victory last Sunday.

Perhaps the Packers coaching staff will be looking for the O-line to get a better push up front in order to break open the running game. As was mentioned earlier, it's difficult to give out a terrfic grade when A.J. Dillon rushes for less than 20 yards on 13 carries.

But the offensive line's primary objective, which is keeping Jordan Love upright, was accomplished. If the Green Bay Packers can keep the defenders away from Love and give their quarterback time to throw, this team will give a lot of opponents fits in 2023.

Grade: B+

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