Packers have a rookie head coach
After 13 seasons with Mike McCarthy leading the way, the Packers decided to make a head coaching change this year.
Instead of hiring someone with a ton of coach experience in the league, Green Bay went ahead and hired Matt LaFleur, who spent last season as the offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans. Yes, the Titans only ranked 27th in points per game with LaFleur leading the way last year, but that didn’t seem to matter for the Packers in their decision to bring him aboard.
So now, Green Bay’s rookie head coach gets to go up against the Vikings and Mike Zimmer’s elite defense. When LaFleur was on the coaching staff of the Los Angeles Rams in 2017, he was able to witness, first hand, how difficult it can be to get anything done against Minnesota’s defense.
That season, the Vikings were able to shut down the Rams’ explosive offense and leave the field with a 24-7 victory. Unless LeFleur and Green Bay are able to outsmart Zimmer, it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise if Sunday’s outcome for Minnesota ends up being similar to their 2017 win over Los Angeles.