The Green Bay Packers offense is usually the leading factor to their winning ways. But for most of the first four games this season, it’s the Packers defense that has led the way, including Sunday nights 23-16 win over the New York Giants.
The Packers played without five starters on defense in their win over the Lions and were missing both starting corners. Sam Shields remains in the concussion protocol and Damarious was scratched from the lineup two hours before kickoff last night with a groin injury.
Quinten Rollins, LaDarius Gunter and Micah Hyde were left to cover the Giants receivers Odell Beckham Jr., Victory Cruz and Sterling Shepherd. Most thought the game would be a shootout.
Instead, the Packers offense started fast but struggled to maintain any consistency and it was up to the defense to save the day. That’s exactly what they did, holding Beckham to five catches for 56 yards. Cruz had one reception and Shepherd had two catches for 14 yards. [Read more…]