Packers feeling defensive about the D

Yes, they give up a lot of yards, but players say turnovers are the key

Originally Published: December 16, 2011
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

The Green Bay defensive players know how the numbers look, and that the presumption is if the Packers lose a game this season, it will be because the defense, not the offense, lets the team down.

Defense, after all, wins championships in the NFL, and Green Bay's D ranks 31st in total yards allowed and 31st in passing yards allowed, better only than the similarly flawed New England Patriots. The Packers have allowed a grotesque 394.7 yards per game, including 288.7 passing yards per game. ...

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