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Spending Big Didn't Help Packers' Defense

Think you get what you pay for? That's (mostly) not true when it comes to the NFL's best and worst defenses. Green Bay spent plenty of money but didn't get enough bang out of those bucks.

You get what you pay for? Sometimes yes; sometimes no. According to, the Green Bay Packers invested $56,623,900 of their salary cap into their defense. That was the eighth-most cap dollars in the league. The Seahawks, fielding one of the best defenses of the era, spent about $4 million less than the Packers. Green Bay's underperforming defensive line cost about $19 million in... Recommended Stories