I’d say the opening week of the NFL season was worth the wait.
The two opponents the Packers are likely most concerned about are the Vikings and the 49ers. In the space of a few hours, each of those rivals suffered a loss – and in each case it was a home defeat.
Most of the Packers’ toughest matchups occur in the first half of the season. If Green Bay reaches the midway mark at 5-3 or 6-2, they might well match their 13-3 regular season record that LaFleur achieved in his first year as head coach.