The Green Bay Packers aren’t credited for a crucial aspect of the game

The Green Bay Packers aren’t credited for a crucial aspect of the game

The Green Bay Packers (7-8) are thankfully still very much in the NFC playoff hunt. Thanks in big part to QB Aaron Rodgers rediscovering his groove and the advancements of the playmakers.

 

 

Starting the year 3-6, they looked destitute. Since then, however, they are 4-2, including a current three-game win streak. Within striking distance of the wildcard.

The Green Bay Packers aren’t credited for a crucial aspect of the game

 

 

However, all the love for the Packers recent success is going the way of the offensive side of the ball. Meanwhile, the defense is playing their best ball.

Comparing the first nine games to the last six, the defensive trends really favor them for much of Green Bay’s dominance.

The Green Bay Packers aren’t credited for a crucial aspect of the game

 

 

First 9 games: Rushing yards under 100 yards (1), turnovers created (8), expected points scored allowed (-20.07), expected points allowed per game (-2.23), spread of defeat (6.22)

Last 6 games: Rushing yards under 100 yards (3), turnovers created (12), expected points scored allowed (-43.35), expected points allowed per game (-7.23), spread of defeat (8.5 (2))

 

 

The Green Bay Packers aren’t credited for a crucial aspect of the game

The Green Bay Packers are staying in every game they play in now. They are spreading the ball across the offense and getting a hefty load from Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon.

 

 

However, the Packers defense deserves much of the credit as well.

Losing Rashan Gary early in the season has created opportunities for rookies Kinglsey Enagbare and Quay Walker as pass rushers.

The Green Bay Packers aren’t credited for a crucial aspect of the game

 

 

Jaire Alexander has gone from a disappointing start to a Pro Bowl season with five interceptions, 13 pass breakups and allowing less than 60% completion in man coverage.

Preston Smith, De’Vondre Campbell, Adrian Amos and Jarran Reed have all found the fountain of youth. Playing some of their best ball.

The defense isn’t elite, but it is playing well above the level to start the season. And well enough to compliment the offense to give teams headache’s in the playffs.

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