Packers got manhandled by the Vikings in Week 1.

I think all of Packers’ nation could use some Ayahuasca and Percocet after watching the performance in Week one against the Minnesota Vikings.

It was dreadful from the opening snap. Vikings on the first drive, drove down the field in 10 plays which resulted in a five-yard touchdown by star wide receiver Justin Jefferson.

On the Packers opening drive, Aaron Rodgers threw a perfect pass to a wide-open rookie WR Christian Watson but Watson dropped and that play was indicative of how the Packers’ day went. Rodgers was under constant pressure the whole day with stalwarts left tackle David Bakhtiari and left guard Elgton Jenkins being ruled out before the game as they continue to recover from ACL injuries. Rodgers was also missing number one receiver Allen Lazard due to an ankle injury that he suffered in practice last week.

The offense seemed to be out of sync the whole game but the good news is that Green Bay had a similar performance last season against the New Orleans Saints in Jacksonville so Green Bay has plenty of time to bounce back from this performance. The offense wasn’t the only thing to blame on Sunday.

Secondary coverage on Justin Jefferson:

It was dreadful, abhorrent, eye-gouging, and flat-out disgusting.

Green Bay for some reason has not figured out a strategy to stop Justin Jefferson. Jefferson in this game, had nine catches for 184 yards and two touchdowns.

For his career, Jefferson has 28 catches for 463 yards and four touchdowns in five games against the Packers. It would be one thing if he was making tough contested catches but he’s running wide open and picking up big plays for the Vikings.

Which begs the question why wasn’t Jaire Alexander shadowing JJ here’s his answer:

Makes sense the Green Bay defensive system does not involve the corners to freelance which means corners for Green Bay will stay to their side and so the opportunity for Jaire to shadow the top receivers will be few and far between.

Packers secondary struggled all-game especially in the passing game. Kirk Cousins sliced and diced the secondary with an efficient 23/32 277 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in his first game in new head coach Kevin O’ Connell’s system.

OTHER NEWS AND NOTES.

Rookie LB Quay Walker did not return to the game after suffering a shoulder injury. Walker made eight tackles in his debut.

CB Keisean Nixon also did not return due to a shoulder injury after making a third-down tackle.

LB Krys Barnes suffered a lower-leg injury that required an air cast to stabilize. A cart was needed to get Barnes off the field in the fourth quarter.

Starting left guard Jon Runyan Jr. did not return due to a concussion.

NEXT GAME:

Sunday September 18 vs Chicago Bears

Kickoff: 7:20 p.m.

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