There were a lot of positive takeaways from the game, as the Packers dominated in virtually every facet. The offensive line held up in pass protection, which enabled Jordan Love to make big plays from the pocket.
Defensively, the goal was to make Justin Fields uncomfortable. The pass rush got the job done in that regard, pressuring him on more than 50 percent of his dropbacks, leading to four sacks and two forced turnovers.
A strong performance overall, there were a few players who stood out amongst their teammates. One of them was linebacker Quay Walker, who recorded the highest grade on the team in Week 1 with a 92.1.
Walker’s highlight was a 37-yard interception return for a touchdown, which led to him receiving an elite 91.7 coverage grade. He also showed improvement as a run defender, recording the second-highest single-game run defense grade of 71.7. However, he is in concussion protocol and his availability for Week 2 is up in the air.
The next highest grade was earned by right tackle Zach Tom. He earned a grade of 84.8, buoyed by a team-high 83 run-blocking grade. He had 30 pass-blocking opportunities and graded out well there, too, receiving an 83.6 and not allowing a single pressure.
Third on the team was edge rusher Rashan Gary. His opportunities were limited, but design as the Packers wanted to work him in slowly. But, he made the most of his chances, recording an overall grade of 83.4.
His passing-rushing grade of 77.8 was the highest on the team, as Gary managed five hurries on 10 pass-rushing plays to lead the Packers. Tied for second on the team with Lukas Van Ness and Colby Wooden was defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt, who recorded the fourth-highest overall grade.
Wyatt had four pressures with 1.5 sacks on 22 pass-rushing attempts. He was credited with the strip sack on Fields and his run defense grade of 71.6 was solid as well. The second-year leap for Wyatt looks legitimate.
Rounding out the top-five overall grades for the Packers in Week 1 was wide receiver Romeo Doubs. His 78.4 barely edged out left tackle David Bakhtiari, who had a 78.3. Doubs was limited because of a hamstring injury but shined when targeted.
He caught two touchdown passes, one of which he received a contested catch credit for. A key-thrid down conversion was also caught by Doubs on the first offensive drive of the game. Whenever Love needed to make a play, Doubs was the guy he was targeting.