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On the Brink: Defensive Woes

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The Packers lack playmakers at inside linebacker and safety and they suddenly can't stop the run. So, with all the focus on Aaron Rodgers, the Packers have gone from 11th in defense to 20th, including from third to 19th against the run.

How have the Green Bay Packers gone from 5-2 and in first place in the NFC North to fighting to save their season on Thursday at Detroit? Here's is Part 2 of our analysis. Lack of impact players in middle of defense A.J. Hawk (five sacks) and Brad Jones (three) have combined for eight sacks. Safeties Morgan Burnett and M.D. Jennings have had their moments. Still, the Packers simply don't have...

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