The Green Bay Packers defense did it again, forcing three more turnovers and sacking quarterback Joe Flacco six times, on the way to a 27-16 win over the Denver Broncos at Lambeau Field on Sunday.
The Packers defense hasn’t been perfect, allowing 149 rushing yards against the Broncos and a 4.91 yards per carry average in the first three games. But so far, pressure on the quarterback has made up for the inability to stop the run, giving the Packers a 3-0 start to the season.
Preston Smith led the way with three sacks, including a strip sack of Joe Flacco with rookie Rashan Gary recovering the fumble and setting up a Packers touchdown.
Za’Darius Smith had two sacks and Gary would later add the first of his career. Second year cornerback Jaire Alexander stripped a ball away from tight end Noah Fant and recovered it at the same time. That set up a short touchdown drive. [Read more…]