Cover 2: Packers offense struggles in loss to Vikings

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (WBAY) – The Green Bay Packers offense had their share of struggles in a 17-14 loss to the Vikings at the brand new, billion dollar U.S. Bank Stadium.

In uncharacteristic fashion, Aaron Rodgers struggled with turnovers. He fumbled the ball three times, and he tossed an interception with two minutes left in the game.

The quarterback was sacked five times.

The mood in the locker room: There are things to work on, but it’s only week 2.

“We gotta go back and be harsh with the critiques on ourselves, myself included. And we gotta get better, but I think we will. I don’t think this is anything to get super-crazy about. It’s a tough opponent; a division opponent. They’re a good football team. They still gotta come to our place this season and hopefully we’re in a position to play for something then,” Rodgers said in the locker room.

Running back Eddie Lacy said, “We didn’t play the way were capable of playing, but we just gotta go to the film room see what we did wrong; see what we can do better and put this behind us and move forward.”

The Packers defense played well, holding Adrian Peterson to 19 years before he left with the game with a knee injury.

Next Sunday, the Packers host the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field.

Action 2 Sports director Chris Roth, Mark Daniels of WTAQ, and ESPN reporter Rob Demovsky broke down the problems facing the Packers and the bright spots on Cover 2. Watch the video above.

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