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A declining Packers D?

Bill explains!

Bill Michaels
October 21, 2019 - 9:54 pm

The Packers defense started off hot, not perfect but hot…well at least hotter than we’re accustomed to in the last few years.

Over the first 3 games of the season, the Packers defense was giving up and average of 11.6 points per game.  They were holding opponents to 34.8% conversion on third down.  Green Bay was giving up 328.3 yards per game, 197.3 passing and 131 rushing.

After the last 4 games, the Packers defense isn’t so good.

They’re giving up an average of 26 points per game.  420 yards, 293 passing and 127 running per game while giving up 3rd down, 41% of the time. 

Now I’m no mathematician but I know that those numbers aren’t trending in the right direction.

You can say that the competition has been better, injuries have taken their toll, teams are catching on to the Smith brothers and the scheme but whatever the reason, that’s the type of trend that is beginning to become a bit concerning.