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Defense Fails To Pick Up Slack

With the Packers' offense decimated by injuries, the defense gave up too many big plays to Eagles. In fact, by one key measuring stick, it was Green Bay's worst defensive performance since a last-play loss to Pittsburgh in 2009.

Despite an offense that resembled a preseason lineup by game's end — with a practice-squad quarterback, undrafted receivers, and guards playing center and tackles playing guard — it was a mostly healthy and nearly full-strength Green Bay Packers defense that disappointed the most in a 27-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Green Bay's defense, which ranked fifth against the run, 15th in...

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