When the Green Bay Packers didn’t draft a wide receiver in the NFL Draft, many thought the Packers offense would be in trouble. But a second year in Matt LaFleur’s system appears to be more important, at least after the first week of the new season.
Aaron Rodgers completed 32-of-44 for 364 yards and four touchdowns in the Packers 43-34 season opening win over the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday. Two of the four touchdown receptions were to the Packers number-one receiver, Davante Adams. Adams was targeted 17 times and caught 14 passes, tying Don Hutson’s 1942 franchise record of 14 receptions in a single game.
Rodgers also tossed touchdown passes to Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Allen Lazard, finishing with a quarterback rating of 127.5. His four touchdown passes moved him past Eli Manning and into seventh place on the all-time list with 368.
It was a dominating offensive performance for the Packers, who racked up 522 total yards of offense in the win. They [Read more…]