NFC North Power Rankings after Week 1

The Detroit Lions pulled off a wild Week 1 win, but was it enough to launch them into the top spot?
Detroit Lions, Penei Sewell
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2. Green Bay Packers

After roughly 30 years of elite quarterback play in Green Bay, folks wondered whether or not the Packers could strike gold once more at the position. Handing the reins over to Jordan Love after he sat and watched Aaron Rodgers for three years, the Packers put their trust in the fourth-year pro after having only made one career start prior to this past week.

All Love did was go 15-of-27 for 245 yards and three touchdowns, with zero turnovers en route to a blowout victory, on the road, against Green Bay's biggest rival in the Bears. It was a bitter taste for Bears fans, although probably familiar, to see the Packers waltz in and put a beating on their team at home.

In the first half, the Packers had a hard time getting things going after their opening touchdown drive, but fortunately their defense held the Bears from getting into the end zone and were able to go into the break up 10-6. Then, in the second half, the floodgates opened thanks to a couple of big time Aaron Jones touchdowns.

Things only got worse as the game went on, with Fields losing a fumble and throwing an interception in the second half. Green Bay's momentum hardly slowed, and they proved, at least in Week 1, that they are fine without Rodgers.