Advantage, Packers pass defense
MINNEAPOLIS -- Thus far, Green Bay's defense is doing a nice job against Minnesota's resurgent passing attack.
Receiver Bernard Berrian has had 100-yard games in three of the past four contests, but through three possessions Sunday he does not have a catch. Cornerback Charles Woodson baited quarterback Gus Frerotte into an interception on the Vikings' second possession, and twice on the Vikings' third possession, Frerotte could not find an open receiver and ultimately threw the ball into the ground.
Woodson's interception gives the Packers an NFL-leading 14 this season. Frerotte has completed five of his first 10 passes for 41 yards.
Ryan Longwell's 54-yard field goal is currently the difference in a 10-7 game. But if Woodson and Al Harris can keep Berrian in check, the Packers will be able to continue devoting their defense to tailback Adrian Peterson.