Defeated by the Minnesota Vikings from the outset on Sunday, the Green Bay Packers suffered several failures, particularly on offense.
The unit led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers notched just one touchdown in a 23-7 loss. yards. He also threw an interception.
The 38-year-old veteran, however, suffered from a lack of production from his young wide receivers. Early in the game, Christian Watson notably dropped a relay that could have been a 75-yard major. Romeo Doubs, another first year player, was not in symbiosis with his pivot.
“We have to be patient with these guys because they’re very young,” Rodgers said, as reported by CBS Sports. They will drop balloons. I hated to see that on our first offensive sequence, but there are going to be some failures.
This is also the second consecutive season where the Packers have delivered a poor performance as a curtain raiser. In 2021, they were down 38-3 against the New Orleans Saints.
“It’s been two years in a row that we haven’t looked like we’re ready for our first game,” said head coach Matt Lafleur. Certainly, we will do a full review and make the necessary corrections.”
The good news for the Packers is that they were able to turn things around in 2021 and finish their regular season atop the National Conference North Division by virtue of a record of 13 -4.