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Cheese Curds: Green Bay Packers News and Links for October 21, 2014

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Communication is key, and that could be part of the reason the Packers' defense is so strong against the pass this season.

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The Green Bay Packers' defense has demonstrated one great strength over the past few weeks - they make life for the opposing team's quarterback a living hell. In the team's four-game winning streak, they have recorded seven interceptions and 11 sacks.

Perhaps part of the reason for this is the team's better communication on that side of the ball, as more and more players are stepping up to provide Dom Capers with feedback.

In today's curds, we have stories on this defensive performance and the communication piece of the puzzle, as well as several other news items discussing the team's solid performance against Carolina on Sunday.

Packers offensive line coming into its own |
Pro Football Focus did not assign a single quarterback pressure to any member of the Packers' starting offensive line - a stunning sign that they had a remarkably successful day against the Panthers.

Packers pass defense delivers | JSOnline
The Packers are holding opposing quarterbacks to a passer rating of 74.0, which is 39 points lower than the rating for the Green Bay signal-callers.

House expects to play Sunday after dislocating finger |
Thankfully, Davon House's dislocation shouldn't keep him out at all - once the trainers popped it back in to place, he was no longer at risk for any further serious injury.

Broken tackles spur Eddie Lacy, Packers - ESPN
Fascinating - PFF only credited Lacy with a single missed tackle on a running play. I'd bet the Packers will give him credit for far more than that, but in any case, it was a pretty solid day for Lacy and company.

Talk amongst yourselves | ESPN Wisconsin
The Packers' leaders on defense have been more vocal with coordinator Dom Capers about what they're seeing and thinking about, and it appears Capers has been taking their opinions under consideration to develop his game plans.

The Percy Harvin Saga: How Seattle Lost and the Jets Won | Grantland
This is a great breakdown of the short-term and long-term impacts of the Percy Harvin trades - the real cost here for the Seahawks is the balance of draft picks that they lost in the 2013 draft.

NFL news roundup: Ron Rivera debates Luke Kuechly's ejection -
A few recent and future Packers opponents are covered here - Kuechly is obviously one of the topics, but Tampa Bay's quarterback situation and the Bears' Kyle Fuller are in the news as well.