After back-to-back sub-.500 records for the Packers, the team vaulted to 13-3 and a trip to the NFC Championship game before falling to the San Francisco 49ers. A quarter of the way through the 2020 season, the Packers have shown that last years’ success was not a fluke. After a 4-0 start, the Packers appear to be the cream of the crop in the NFC.
Beginning the season on the road against division rival Minnesota, the Packers got involved in a shootout. Although being outscored 24-14 in the fourth, the Packers build up a huge lead early led by the lethal combination of Aaron Rodgers to Davante Adams, who connected 14 times for 156 yards and two touchdowns. Rodgers threw for 364 yards and four touchdowns and Aaron Jones added another on the ground in the Packers’ 43-34 win.
The offense didn’t miss a beat at home in week two against the Detroit Lions. While Rodgers was his normal consistent self with 240 yards and two touchdowns, it was Aaron Jones who stole the show. He gashed through the Detroit defense for 168 yards on the ground and two touchdowns, while scoring one on the passing game. The Packers’ defense showed up as well, dropping Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford four times and intercepting him once. A 42-21 rout improved to Packers to 2-0.
Back on the road to New Orleans for a clash with Drew Brees and the Saints, in the sternest test of the young season, the teams battled for three quarters to a deadlock at 27. A Mason Crosby field goal followed by a touchdown pass from Rodgers to Robert Tonyan sealed a 37-30 victory. Rodgers and Brees each threw for three touchdowns. With Davante Adams out, Allen Lazard stepped up, hauling in six passes for 145 yards and a touchdown. Three Mason Crosby field goals contributed largely in the victory.
Looking to continue their unbeaten streak, the Packers hosted the winless Falcons in week four. Again without Davante Adams, Rodgers didn’t miss a beat, continuing his MVP-type play with four touchdowns and 327 yards. Robert Tonyan was his favorite target, connecting with him six times for 98 yards and three touchdowns. For the second time this season, the defense was stellar as well, sacking Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan in their 30-16 win.
Rodgers has completed 71 percent of his passes for nearly 1300 yards, 13 touchdowns and no interceptions. Aaron Jones has rushed for 374 yards and nearly six yards per carry. Despite missing two games, Davante Adams leads the team with 17 receptions and Robert Tonyan paces the team with five touchdown receptions.
According to lines.com, at 4-0, the Packers are one of six undefeated team in the NFL. The offensive is riding so high that they are the first team in NFL history to score at least 30 points in each of the first four games of the season. An early-season bye week is followed by a tough stretch which includes the Buccaneers, Texans, 49ers, and Colts on the road, and the Vikings and Jaguars at home.