5 Packers players whose stock is soaring after Week 1 win vs. Bears

  • Offensive line balled out
  • Rookie pass rusher on the rise
  • Breakout year for 10 and 87?
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2. Green Bay Packers offensive line

Especially after the rewatch of this game, if there is one area of the team that Packers fans should be absolutely giddy over, it's the offensive line. Watching the game back, you see just how important Green Bay's offensive line dominance was to the success of the offense overall throughout the course of this game against the Bears.

Chicago simply had no answer, although they did have one sack (from Yannick Ngakoue) on Jordan Love. The Packers need to clean up some areas of the running game, which wasn't exactly dominant in this one, but in terms of protecting Jordan Love and making his life easy, you'll take a game in which your QB is only getting hit three times and sacked just once.

This offensive line deserves its flowers after a dominating performance against Chicago in the pass protection department.

3. Green Bay Packers rookies

My goodness, what a game from this Green Bay Packers 2023 rookie class. Obviously, you have to temper expectations for rookies going into Week 1, but these guys got a vote of confidence from the coaching staff and made an exceptional first impression, including first-round pick Lukas Van Ness.

Of course, it wasn't just Van Ness, either...

Van Ness finished the game against the Bears with five pressures, tied for second-most among rookies in this year's class with Will Anderson (second overall pick) and behind just Jalen Carter of the Eagles, another first-round pick. We knew the Packers' pass rush was going to be good, but the additions this team has made and the investments in that unit are paying off in a big way.

Thirty-six total pressures from the Packers' pass rush? My word.