Sometimes we focus on the wrong things in life. Fixating energy and frustration on Aaron Rodgers‘ struggles to find consistency in Matt LaFleur’s offense can cause us to miss the frenetic menace the Green Bay Packers defense has become.
Mike Pettine’s brigade of bullies has harassed, smothered, and tyrannized opponents through the first three weeks.
The Packers rank first in the NFL in takeaways (8), second in scoring defense (11.7 PPG allowed) — the last top-10 Green Bay scoring defense was 2010 (won Super Bowl XLV) — tied for third in sacks (12), No. 4 in red zone percent allowed (33.3), and fifth in passing yards per game given up (197.3).