VIDEO: Lowry on stopping Vikes

Mike Clemens
September 17, 2019 - 8:29 pm

Green Bay, WI - It's too early to talk about defensive rankings in the NFL. 

But after holding the Vikings to 16 points, and the Bears to a field goal the week before, the Green Bay Packers defense is off to a strong start. 

The turnover ratio for the team, in part thanks to Aaron Rodgers protecting the football, is +3. That's tied for third in the league, behind the Titans and Patriots. 

The Packers also shutdown the two quarterbacks they have faced, Chicago's Mitch Trubisky, and Minnesota's Kirk Cousins, for a combined passer rating of just 58.3. That's the second best in the NFL, only to the Patriots 43.8.

And New England faced lesser quarterbacks. 

The Packers made the bold move to release veteran defensive end Mike Daniels, who signed with the Lions, and extend the contract of Dean Lowry, who has played well at that spot. 

Lowry talked about his pressure on Kirk Cousins helped lead to the interception by Green Bay's Kevin King, on a pass intended for Stefon Diggs in the end zone, and helped seal the win for the Packers. (See video)

In other Packers news, ESPN reported that rookie safety Darnell Savage Jr. suffered a bruised shin bone in Sunday's game against the Vikings, and has been spotted wearing a protective boot around the team facility. However it is possible he could still be ready to play when the Packers host the Denver Broncos this weekend. 

Mike Clemens @mikeclemensnfl covers the Packers and NFL for The Bill Michaels Show statewide and for Sportsradio 105.7 FM The FAN, Milwaukee.