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Defense Handles Adversity

Shields' breakup (Jonathan Daniel/Getty)

For one week, at least, the Packers' defense turned a major weakness into a strength. If not for how Green Bay responded after two turnovers, it might not be basking in its NFC North championship.

For all of the improvements made by the Green Bay Packers' defense this season, dealing with adversity was not among them. Before Sunday's defensive lockdown of the Bears, the Packers had turned over the ball 13 times. They allowed eight touchdowns and two field goals for 61 points, or 4.7 points per drive, off of those giveaways. That was the worst rate in the NFL, according to STATS. At... Recommended Stories


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