I keep hearing and reading left and right that the mighty Packers D has been struggling. Has it really?
Let's take a closer look: The Packers have allowed a ton of yards. Big deal. What matters in defense are points allowed and takeaways. Green Bay defense is tied for 7th in NFL (with the Lions) having allowed 19 ppg and is second in NFL in INTs and second in NFL in turnovers forced (INT and FF). If that's struggling, where do I sign?
Here's something else we have to consider: The Packers offense is a quick finisher! We can't really run the ball, and we don't even try it that hard. If you don't run the ball, you eat less time so defense has to work longer hours. Perhaps Jordy Nelson should think twice about taking one to the house for 90 yds=)?
The Packers offense are first in NFL in ppg scored but only 10th in offensive plays run. Rodgers is putting up record numbers with only 209 passing attempts, middle of the table in NFL almost at par with the likes of Bradford, Dalton, Curtis Painter and Cutler. If we don't wanna see our D on the field, we gotta ask Aaron to WASTE MORE TIME.