After two weeks of the 2020 NFL season, the Green Bay Packers find themselves on a 2-0 run. The Packers started their campaign with a statement 43-34 win over their NFC North rivals, Minnesota Vikings. This weekend, they outplayed another NFC North team in the form of the Matthew Stafford-led Detroit Lions by a 42-21 scoreline.
Aaron Rodgers was the star in Week One, throwing for 364 yards and completing four passing TDs. Week Two saw running back Aaron Jones grabbing headlines for his stunning display at the Lambeau Field.
The third-year RB rushed for 168 yards and had two rushing TDs on 18 carries. He also led the stats in receiving yards for the Packers with 68 and one receiving TD on four receptions.
But there’s one man who has not been given the recognition he deserves for these displays. It’s Green Bay’s Head Coach, Matt LaFleur.
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On the latest installment of GMFB, host Peter Schrager raved on about the significant rise of the Packers over the course of the last couple of years. He pointed out that one of the most underrated aspects of their return to dominance was the youthful headman, Matt LaFleur.
“Can I say something, quietly, in a whisper? Because the football mafia might come after me and say I’m not allowed to give him credit. Matt LaFleur is a pretty good coach. Matt LaFleur is 16-4 as an NFL Head Coach and he is 8-0 in the NFC North…
“He’s got Aaron Rodgers, but guess what Rodgers wasn’t playing like this under Mike McCarthy,” Schrager said on the show.
LaFleur is only in his second full season as Head Coach in the league and still remains undefeated in the NFC North. Matt has worked hard to transform the Packers into one of the most ‘complete’ teams in the NFL.
Of course, having a prodigious quarterback in the form of Aaron Rodgers certainly serves as a bonus.
The Wisconsin-based franchise are slated to go toe to toe against the reigning NFC South Champions, New Orleans Saints, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in Week Three.
Following that, they host the hurting Atlanta Falcons at the Lambeau Field a week later. If they maintain their unbeaten streak, the Packers will confirm their spot in the Playoffs by Week Ten of the 2020 NFL season.