While the 2011 NFL season ended in disappointment for Green Bay Packers fans, the year was an extremely successful one. The team set a franchise record for wins in a season, Aaron Rodgers won the MVP and the offense turned in one of the best performances for an entire season the league has ever seen.
Still, the Packers were not perfect. The defense ranked last in total yards allowed and broke the NFL record for most passing yards allowed in a season. Defensive coordinator Dom Capers is known for producing strong 3-4 defenses, but last year was an exception.
Although there were many reasons for the defense’s drop in production, here are the five biggest factors and reasons why they will be improved in 2012.