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Monday, December 7, 2009
Packers defense answers bell

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- We opened our discussion of this game by asking whether Green Bay truly had an elite-caliber defense. So far Monday night, the answer is a resounding yes.

The Packers have held Baltimore to 54 total yards over its first four possessions. They’ve forced two turnovers, unofficially stopped three running plays behind the line of scrimmage, and sacked quarterback Joe Flacco once.

We have a long way to go, but to this point the Packers defense has answered the bell.