It’s been a season of up and downs for the Packers as we’ve made it through one month of the season.

Through four games the Packers are 2-2, which is not bad for a young team.

But after the Packers last loss to the Lions last Thursday there are a lot more questions than answers about this team.

We’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly of this Packers team through one month of regular season.

Let’s take a look at where this team is at.

The Good

First and foremost, Jordan Love, through 4 games Love has eight passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns.

He also has 3 interceptions through the first month of the season.

Love has shown poise and calmness under pressure and he’s needed to show that.

He’s had to run the offense without his top Running Back, Wide Receiver and Left Tackle.

Not once did Love flinch or put the blame on the injuries for his performance.

Instead Love played with the cards he was dealt and was able to run the offense with rookies wide receivers and a young offensive line.

Rookie Development

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The development of Jayden Reed, Dontayvion Wicks and Luke Musgrave has been impressive.

Reed and Wicks have had to take a more extensive role in the offense due to the Christian Watson’s hamstring injury.

Both have done a decent job filling in and although they still have some work to do, it seems like Jordan Love is gaining trust in both receivers.

Musgrave is beginning to make an impact on offense as a receiver as well.

He’s been Love’s safety outlet when he is under pressure.

Though he needs to work on his blocking to become a complete Tight End, I believe with a little time and patience he will develop into a top weapon for the Packers offense.

Other things I see that are good on this Packers team is the Special teams performance of Anders Carlson and Daniel Whelan.

Carlson has hit on all five of his field goals with the longest being a 52 yard field goal.

This come after he struggled in training camp and the preseason, so it is great to see him succeeding in the regular season.

Whelan has been a big surprise after winning the punting job from Pat O’Donnell in the preseason.

He has shown that he can change field position no matter where they are at on the field.

The Bad

The defense, need I say more.

We thought that after the 1st game against Bears that the Packers had a defense.

Instead what we’ve seen out of the defense is a leaky run defense that can’t stop the run.

We’ve also seen the defensive miss tackles and miss assignments leading to ether big plays or scores.

Offensive Line and Running Game

The Packers offensive line and run game have been underperforming as well.

With David Bakhtiari out for an extended period of time, the Packers have to find a way to fill that void.

The same goes for Elgton Jenkins as well.

Though 4 game the Packers running game has been nonexistent for 3 of them.

Yes, Aaron Jones was out for 2 games but that is no excuse to not run the ball.

A.J Dillon had his chances but hasn’t been able be the same A.J Dillon we saw the last two seasons.

Both the offensive line and running game need to step it up to help Love and this young offense.


We’ve seen the good, bad and ugly of a young team trying to find its footing.

It’s easy for fans to press the panic button.

But with a little time and patience we are seeing a young team develop though growing pains.

Hopefully these growing pains will be all worth it in the end.


Hau Khuong has been a Packers fan since 1996. He currently works as a video editor in Green Bay and writes for and you can follow him on twitter at @HauKhuongSports.