Turnovers in bunches and consistent pressure on the quarterback; those two things were the hallmark of the Green Bay Packers' week 5 win over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. Dom Capers dialed up the blitz again at Lambeau Field on Sunday, leading to four interceptions off Nick Foles and a huge day for his secondary.
It's strange to watch an offense with Aaron Rodgers struggle while the defense excels and leads the Packers to victory. It's a sight we haven't seen with any regularity since, well, since 2010. Don't get too excited...but yeah, get a little excited about this defense.
Here's more on the great performance by Capers' men on Sunday in today's cheese curds.
Rams' conservative plan limits Packers' offense | JSOnline.com
It's unusual for Gregg Williams to keep his defense simple and conservative, but it worked for most of the day against the Packers. It's when he did blitz that things got ugly and Aaron Rodgers made his biggest plays.
Role reversal: Packers' offense must catch up with their defense - ESPN
It's quite the change from the last several years, when the offense had to pick up a moribund defense. Instead, the defense has gotten the job done in back-to-back weeks, and has done so in very different ways.
Quinten Rollins doubles up on his big day | Packers.com
Rollins allowed one big play, but made two of his own and showed the kinds of instincts and ball skills that made him a second-round pick this spring. Perhaps the best thing he did was shaking off the 68-yard completion he allowed to come up with his second pick a few snaps later.
Aaron Rodgers, Packers receivers have trouble connecting | JSOnline.com
Rodgers said that the blame was shared between himself (on some poor throws) and his receivers (who need to improve their routes).
Packers guard T.J. Lang: Knee injury 'nothing serious' - ESPN
That's good news from Lang, both on Twitter and in text-message form. The big questions now shift to Nick Perry and B.J. Raji, who have both been big keys to the Packers' run defense so far.
Broncos defense wins when Peyton Manning can't - SBNation.com
It seems that the Packers aren't the only team that's 5-0 because of their defense outperforming a somewhat disappointing offense - the Broncos are in the same boat, and that week 8 game should be an interesting one to watch.
Finally, I think this reaction to Rodgers' first pick sums it up. Listen with the volume on to see what they're getting at.
Aaron Rodgers threw his first interception at home since 2012: pic.twitter.com/3kT6Jx0WDT— Deadspin (@Deadspin) October 11, 2015