It’s a rare occurrence when the Green Bay Packers defense is dominant enough to carry a struggling offense, especially during the Aaron Rodgers era, but that’s exactly what happened in Chicago last week. Mike Pettine was all smiles, and the defense showed him well-earned love. Gutenkunst’s big offseason signings and early draft picks balled out, with Adrian Amos’s crucial interception against his old team being particularly delicious.
But while the defense marveled, the offense was far from super. LaFleur’s new offense at first seemed a lot like the old one, featuring third-down sacks, aimless drives, and missed throws, while only scoring 10 points.