"That's usually the case with penalties as well," Sherman said. This season the Packers had a whopping 96 penalties for 825 yards through 13 games. With only four infractions for 20 yards in the win at San Fran, the numbers are starting to even out.
"We're not a team that's been penalized in the past. We're not an undiciplined team," the coach said. "We've had our share of penalties in the first half of the year, but we don't seem to be afflicted by them at that rate we were earlier.
"I think we'll wind up where we usually end up when the season's over with," Sherman said.
That's optimistic, considering that the Packers already have more penalties than they did last season. Last season, the Packers were penalized 80 times for 633 yards. Opponents in 2001 were flagged 104 times for 914 yards. In Sherman's first GB campaign, the Packers had 88 penalties for 685 yards.