Week 1 is in the books and the Packers are 1-0. They beat probably the second best team in the division. Rodgers was vintage Rodgers. He was an absolute surgeon out there Sunday. The Packers best defense against the Vikings was the offense. What else can you say about the game that hasn’t already been said / written. Probably the big news that came out of the game, was the loss of Lane Taylor.
During his press conference on Monday, head coach Matt LaFleur announced that Lane Taylor is done for the season. Taylor is the fourth longest tenured player on the Packers roster. He missed every game last season except for two because of a biceps injury.
He rebound nicely this summer to not only recover from the injury last season but to claim the starting right guard job. The knee injury he suffered on Sunday appears to be just as bad as the Packers originally feared. It is reported that he will undergo surgery and be done for the year.
Fortunately, it seemed like the Packers offensive line did not miss a beat as Lucas Patrick did a nice job of filling in for Taylor. That does mean that Patrick is now set to replace Taylor going forward now. He has a whole week to prepare, which will be the line some preparations before Sunday.
Game Day To-Go Packages
On Monday, the Packers also announced Game Day To-Go packages. As Packer fans enjoy game days from home, the Packers have introduced Game Day To-Go packages as a way for fans to get a taste of Lambeau while still enjoying the game.
The Game Day To-Go packages are available for both home and away games from September 20 through October 25. Food items will feed approximately 8 people. Fans must call in to place their order 3 days before game day. So, for a Sunday game, orders must be placed by Thursday.
There are four different meal packages to choose from:
Local Wisconsin: Johnsonville bratwursts, chicken wings, Swedish meatballs, cranberry pecan mixed greens salad, Pack n’ Cheese, maple-bacon baked beans, pretzel twists & beer cheese dip, kettle chips & onion dip
Tailgate BBQ: Johnsonville bratwursts, pulled pork sliders, fresh cheese curds & old Wisconsin beef sticks, Pack n’ Cheese, spinach artichoke dip, creamy coleslaw, maple-bacon baked beans, kettle chips & onion dip
1919: 1919 burger, 1919 turkey club, 1919 BBQ ribs, 1919 cobb salad, beer cheese mac, pretzel twists & beer cheese dip, grandma’s baked beans, artisan cheese and charcuterie, creamy coleslaw
Steakhouse: Grilled New York strip steaks, roasted seasonal vegetables, loaded mashed potatoes, caramelized onions, wild mushrooms, bourbon demi-glace
For more information about the Game Day To-Go Packages: visit packers.com/togo
1-0 and we move on to Sunday when the Packers host another divisional foe in the Detroit Lions. The Lions lost to the Bears in week 1. The way the Packers played on Sunday I am confident in their upcoming match against the Lions. Let’s make it a 2-0 start to the season.
Go Pack Go!
Anthony Haag is a writer for PackersTalk.com. He has been a Packers fan since the day he was born and truly bleeds green and gold. He makes annual visits to Lambeau Field and has attended his fair share of games. You can follow Anthony on Twitter at @anthony_haag