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Monday, December 7, 2009
Beware of contact in passing game

By Kevin Seifert

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Apparently, if you’re a defensive player Monday night, you can’t so much as touch a receiver. Referee Walt Anderson’s crew is calling an extraordinarily tight game.

By my count, we’ve had five pass interference penalties as of the midpoint of the third quarter. Four have gone against Baltimore. The most recent, called on Ravens safety Dawan Landry as he ran downfield with receiver Donald Driver, looked particularly bereft of contact.

But it’s the responsibility of defensive players to adjust to the way a game is called, and that’s one of many things the Packers have done better this evening.