Three games, three wins, 122 points. Despite warts on defense and an offense that somehow — inexplicably — can still leave points on the field, that’s the story of the 2020 Packers so far. They’re winning, and they’re doing it with a well-executed offense leading the way in record-setting fashion.
And they’re doing it in a tantalizing variety of ways: Aaron Jones running, Aaron Jones catching the ball, Davante Adams dicing up secondaries in the midrange passing game, Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling going deep, tight ends popping wide open on schemed-up looks. The possibilities seem endless.
Of course, the aforementioned defensive warts could still be the Packers’ undoing. But for now, the Packers are rolling and it’s fun to watch.
The Packers are averaging 40.7 points per game so far this season, their best mark through three games ever. Their next opponent, the Atlanta Falcons, are allowing 36 points per game so far this season. You see where I’m going with this?
A big reason the Packers have been able to do so many different things on offense is the varied skillset of their best running back. Aaron Jones has given the Packers’ offense a new dimension in a contract year.
No draft picks at wide receiver, no problem. Allen Lazard had a career night on a big stage, making big catches again and again.
With Davante Adams out, the Packers needed everybody to step up in the passing game. The tight ends did their part, even the near-geriatric Marcedes Lewis.
Look, all I’m saying is who among us hasn’t built a secret lounge in an unused room at their place of employment.