Stars, stallions and misses of the Packers’ 23-7 loss to the Vikings in Week 1



S Adrien Amos: He got mixed up with Eric Stokes on Justin Jefferson’s opening touchdown, then got busted by Kirk Cousins ​​on Jefferson’s 64-yard run against a two-shell defense. The two games cannot happen. Amos also missed a tackle. It could have been his worst game since joining the Packers in 2019.

S Darnell Savage: He got spun on Jefferson’s long take, then was late to cover the road on another big winner to Jefferson. And like Amos, he missed a tackle as the last defender. The safety game wasn’t good enough in week 1.

RG Jake Hanson: The Vikings picked the first starter in Week 1. Za’Darius Smith beat him for a third sack (which wiped out a likely big play; two receivers were wide open), and inside defensemen Dalvin Tomlinson, Harrison Phillips and Ross Blacklock got him all in trouble.

QB Aaron Rodgers: He played indecisively and a bit recklessly, although there was chaos all around him for much of the afternoon. Both of his turnovers were unusual plays. On a second viewing, it just didn’t seem like there was a level of confidence in the quarterback and his targets in the passing game, which made him an indecisive quarterback holding the ball and made questionable decisions.

RT Royce Newman: He gave up a sack to Danielle Hunter and was disappointing in the running game. Not sure he’s athletic enough to handle the advantage at the NFL level. The Packers badly need the return of Elgton Jenkins.


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