The Green Bay Packers experienced deja vu during their season opener against the Minnesota Vikings.
Last season, they experienced a 38-3 demolition against the New Orleans Saints at TIAA Bank Field, which served as the Saints’ temporary home field.
They dropped their Week 1 matchup this year versus the Minnesota Vikings, 23-7.
Green Bay did not score until the third quarter when AJ Dillon rushed through their end zone.
It is a shocking result, considering that reigning Most Valuable Player Aaron Rodgers is leading the way for Green Bay.
In 2021, the veteran quarterback finished the regular season with 4,115 yards, 37 touchdowns, and only four interceptions.
But he is already 25 percent into his interceptions total last year after Week 1.
Aside from failing to throw a touchdown pass, he only completed 22 out of 34 passes for 195 yards.
The result led the four-time league MVP to show some frustration on the sideline.
Aaron Rodgers showing some frustration on the sideline. pic.twitter.com/YXfuKilYPN
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 11, 2022
While it’s difficult to read his lips, he might be discussing something about formations and play calling.
The commentator also mentioned, “Oh, he is not loving it right now.”
Adjusting To Life Without Davante Adams
The Packers traded the All-Pro wideout to the Las Vegas Raiders this offseason.
Aside from reuniting him with his former teammate, quarterback Derek Carr, the Raiders also gave him a five-year, $141.25 million contract.
In contrast, the Packers had a hard time executing their pass offense without Adams.
Dillon led all pass-catchers with five catches for 46 yards.
Romeo Doubs, the rookie from Nevada, led all wide receivers with 37 yards.
Sammy Watkins, the veteran wideout they signed, only had 18 receiving yards.
Like last season, this Week 1 loss could be a minor hiccup for the Packers.
However, Rodgers and the Packers have a lot of work to do before facing the Chicago Bears in Week 2.