Week 1 of the NFL regular season is almost over with just one game remaining. Obviously the outcome for the Green Bay Packers was not what the team or the fans wanted. The Packers went on to lose to the Minnesota Vikings 23 – 7. After such a performance fans are bound to overreact. I mean, look at what people are saying on Jordan Sigler’s article. Well, I’m here to tell every Packers fan out there to NOT PANIC. Here’s why.
This has happened before
No one likes to lose. It doesn’t matter if you’re playing a video game or an actual professional game, the statement is true. While I do think Packers fans should be upset and heartbroken over the loss yesterday, there is one thing owe shouldn’t do. We shouldn’t panic. This isn’t the first time we lost drastically in week 1 and go on to have a great year. Let’s take a look at last year.
In week 1 of the 2021 NFL season, the Packers played against the New Orlean Saints. What was the outcome of that game? The Packers lost horribly 38-3. Obviously the Packers can’t have a good year after such a horrid start. Well, they didn’t. The Packers went on to have a great year going 13-3 and having Rodgers win MVP for the second year in a row. The Packers and Rodgers will move on from things and figure it all out. I’m sure of it.
Team will get healthy
There were a number of players who missed the game due to injury for the offense. Allen Lazard, David Bakhtiari, and Eglton Jenkins were out. They will be back. Robert Tonyan played, but is still coming back from an ACL injury and so is on a snap count limit. he will play more as the season goes on. All four of these players will make the offense better once the come back healthy.
Packers receivers will get better
There were two reasons the Packers offense flopped. Rodgers was constantly under pressure and he couldn’t get on the same page as his receivers. The receivers group dropped passes and ran wrong routes multiple times. The group will develop and they will get better. They will grow chemistry with Rodgers and be on the same page. In the end everything is going to be fine and we will look back at week 1 and think of it just as exactly what Rodgers says it is in Jeff Kerr’s article. A growing pain. No big deal. R-E-L-A-X and don’t panic.
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