The Green Bay Packers will hope they can bounce back in similar fashion to their Game 1 defeat last season.
After that, the Packers won their next seven games and finished the season 13-4. Aaron Rodgers, who went on to win MVP, says their opening day showing against Minnesota this year was due to mistakes.
“Obviously, it wasn’t very good,” LaFleur said. “That starts with me. I have to have a better plan for the team and get the guys prepared.”
“Anytime Aaron Jones comes off of a game with eight touches, that’s not good enough,” LaFleur said.
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The Packers averaged 6.7 yards per passing attempt in the 23-7 loss to the Vikings. Aaron Jones and A.J Dillon combined for just 23 touches.
“We had a lot of chances today,” Rodgers said. “Not taking anything away from (the Vikings’) defense, but we hurt ourselves many times, myself included. I had a lot of opportunities to score a lot more than seven (points).”
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“Look, it’s tough to win in this league, and definitely tough to win when you get in your own way too many times,” he said. “I feel like we did some good things. We maybe gotta get some more touches for Jonesy and Dillon.
“(We) made a lot of mistakes in the perimeter, missed some throws, so there’s a lot to clean up all the way around,” he said.