5. The Detriot Lions take on the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night
No team was more surprising on Sunday than the Green Bay Packers who were completely walloped by the New Orleans Saints. Whether or not this is a big deal for the Packers depends on who you choose to ask.
The coaching staff approached the beatdown with urgency and frustration while quarterback Aaron Rodgers seemed unaffected. by the loss. Rodgers zen unattached approach to the Packers and to their week one loss has to be a big concern for the Packers and their fans.
For ESPN this story is absolutely a win considering they have the Lions matched up against the Packers in primetime on Monday night. It is that storyline and that story alone that makes this game interesting.
The Lions objectively are a very bad team, a team that had a late surge against the 49ers that obscures just how soundly they were beaten in week one. For Rodgers and the Packers, this is a bit of a test as to whether or not Rodgers is engaged at all this season?
If he cannot go out at home and beat a very bad Lions team alarm bells should go off. Could the Packers even entertain moving on from Rodgers earlier than anticipated? Week one is likely an overreaction but after a very loud off-season, Rodgers has little more room for error starting in week two.