The Packers are off to fast start 4-0 on top of the NFC North and established themselves as one of the best teams in the NFC and now currently on a bye week. Here are the good, bad, and the ugly so far from the Packers 2020-2021.
The offense silenced its doubters this season with the way it’s playing right now. They look nearly unstoppable. They are the number one offense in the NFL and are averaging over 38 points a game. Also, not to mention, they are the first team in NFL history to score 150 points without a turnover. Aaron Rodgers looks confident and dialed in, and is playing out of his mind right now at a MVP caliber-level. The young receivers of Lazard and MVS are showing major improvement. To top that of,f we have the number one offensive line that has only given up three sacks. Two of those were on bad protection calls. The offense can be on a historic pace if they keep this up.
The defense has shown strides this season only bad game was the Saints game while other games were just garbage time yards when the game was out reach. Jaire Alexander playing at an All-Pro level, Kingsley Keke stepping up his game and, Gary has taken that second year jump that we expected from him. In addition, Tyler Lancaster has been a huge surprise and has been stepping up especially since Kenny Clark git injured. Z is still creating havoc on opposing QBs. This was especially true on Monday night against Matt Ryan when he recorded three sacks. The defense has some things to improve on, but so far I’m pleased so far from the results I’m seeing from them.
One thing that is concerning is run defense. That was a major problem last year, especially in the NFC championship game. It was a little surprising that we didn’t address in free agency or in the draft. It is still a liability and needs to be fixed because facing teams who love to run the ball with the Colts and 49ers. Tackling needs to be fixed. This was shown in the Saints game where we struggled tackling Alvin Kamara, who ran us over because of missed tackles. That needs to change.
Some players need to be better and we can point out Dean Lowry, who has been unproductive so far this season and wasn’t good last year. He is fresh off getting paid and needs to step up this season or he is most likely gone after the season. Preston has not been bad, but not playing at the level he was a year ago. We are going to need him to get back to that level of production for this defense to take a leap. Amos and Savage had a bounce back game in Atlanta, but both had a bit of a rough start to begin the season and hopefully they can build off Mondays performance.
The major concern is injuries, which have been happening all over the league. We have lost some big names in first couple of weeks in the season. The Packers have been without the likes of Davante Adams and Kenny Clark for a couple of weeks. We are going to need them at full strength with a tough schedule coming up. This tough stretch starts with a really good Buccaneers team. This is going be the biggest test for the Packers. However, if they can stay healthy, they can easily compete with any team in the league.