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Packers open week 2 with TD as Matt LaFleur’s offense functions as designed

It was a gorgeous four-play drive for the Packers to begin their home opener against Minnesota.

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Last week, the Green Bay Packers went three-and-out on each of their first three offensive series, and only had one sustained drive all game against the Chicago Bears. In week two against the Minnesota Vikings, it took them just four plays to get into the end zone.

Matt LaFleur’s offense functioned beautifully on the opening drive at Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon in week two. The Packers opened up with play-action, as Aaron Rodgers found a wide-open Davante Adams on a deep cross for a 39-yard gain. In a two-back set with Jamaal Williams next to Rodgers and Aaron Jones motioning out to the left, Rodgers lofted a swing pass to Jones for a six-yard gain. Then after Jones stretch zone run went for 15 yards off the right side, LaFleur dialed up a touchdown playcall.

Out of the exact same formation as the swing to Jones two plays earlier, Rodgers faked the throw out to him in the left flat. But he came back to Williams on the right site, as the Packers’ second-string tailback had set up under his blockers for a screen pass. Williams rumbled 15 yards, carrying tacklers across the goal line for a touchdown and a 6-0 Packers lead. Mason Crosby’s PAT made the score 7-0 shortly thereafter.

Here’s a look at the touchdown:

Stay tuned to see if the offense keeps up the production after their great start.