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3 biggest takeaways from the Packers’ Week 1 win against the Vikings

The Green Bay Packers manhandled the rival Minnesota Vikings in Week 1. With the Packers upending the Vikings in Minnesota — sans fans, of course — by the score of 43-34, which was not representative of how lopsided this matchup actually was. Although it is only one week of football, in a pretty odd period of time at that, the Packers’ season-opening win over the Vikings has already told the professional football landscape quite a bit about Green Bay.

Aaron Rodgers to Davante Adams is all Packers need in the passing game

The Green Bay Packers did just about nothing to help future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers this offseason. Nonetheless, Rodgers lit it up on Sunday afternoon against the Minnesota Vikings as the Packers offense looked like a well-oiled machine in every facet of the game. Most notably, though, Rodgers continually found Pro Bowl wide receiver Davante Adams, who strung together quite the performance in Week 1. After the veteran wide out’s 14 receptions for 156 yards and two touchdowns, it is more than evident that all the Packers offense will need this season in terms of its passing attack if the duo Rodgers and Adams. This tandem will no doubt create more than enough scoring opportunities while simultaneously putting fear into opposing defenses.

Packers will continue to utilize the running back by committee approach

The Green Bay Packers had seven different players register a rushing attempt on Sunday afternoon against the Minnesota Vikings. With the team utilizing the services of three primary running backs, it is quite clear that the Packers will continue to do so all season long. With Aaron Jones still serving as the starter and receiving the majority of the workload, especially in the red zone, both Jamaal Williams and rookie A.J. Dillon were also featured at a noticeable rate, a trend that could keep everyone in the backfield fresh as the season progresses.

Packers are clearly the best team in the NFC North yet again

It is incredibly hard to argue against the fact that the Green Bay Packers are far and away the best team in the NFC North division in 2020. Although only one game has been played thus far as the 2020 regular season remains in its very early stages, the Packers have already destroyed the would-be second-best team of the bunch in the Minnesota Vikings as the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions proved that they have no shot at competing at a high level this season. The Bears defeated the Lions in comeback fashion as Chicago and Detroit manufactured one of the uglier games that Week 1 had to offer in the “Motor City.” The Packers have already secured one victory over the Vikings while two wins apiece over the Bears and Lions should be a piece of cake for Green Bay, a team that is fresh off of an appearance in the NFC Championship Game from last season.