What did the Niners’ obliteration of Aaron Rodgers’ Packers tell us?
This loss at Lambeau could be the difference between home field advantage in the playoffs or even in a competitive NFC North, a wildcard berth.
For a team synonymous with the name Aaron Rodgers, after two weeks it is the Packers defence that has driven them to two vital division wins as Mike Pettine’s unit stepped up big in the fourth quarter to stymie a Vikings comeback.
On NFL opening night, the Monsters of the Midway showed up emphatically. But they were wearing green and white.
After a tumultuous 2018 season brought to an end the era of Mike McCarthy, there is renewed hope that the Packers can once again re-establish themselves as the kings of the NFC North under the leadership of head coaching rookie Matt LaFleur.
The NFC North looks set to be the tightest division in the NFL in 2019. The Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings all have serious – and realistic – playoff ambitions, while the Detroit Lions are still in contention, having picked up six wins in 2018.
Chicago Bears stunned the NFC North last season. The Packers, Vikings and Lions will be looking to fightback in the 2019 campaign, making this a crucial offseason.
Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers all hired first time coaches this offseason in Zac Taylor, Kliff Kingsbury and Matt LaFleur.
The loyal Packer fanbase will be pulling for their new head coach, but expectations will undoubtedly remain sky high.