Green Bay Packers: 4 Players Who Need to Step Up for the Pack

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Green Bay Packers: 4 Players Who Need to Step Up for the Pack
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Pass protection involves both the O-line and QB.

Oh, Green Bay Packers: how you must be feeling right now after Monday’s debacle.

Following the most egregious missed call in the history of the NFL, the Pack find themselves at 1-2 instead of 2-1, dropping them into a tie for last place in the NFC North.

“Touch-ception” or not, the Packers have underperformed in areas where they usually dominate, and outperformed expectations in areas where they typically fail.

The high-powered offense ranks 26th when it scored the most points in the league last season. On the other side of the ball, the total defense occupies the No. 3 slot—made all the more astonishing when one considers its historical futility in 2012.

That defensive strategy in this year’s draft has clearly paid dividends.

But that’s just one of the few positive developments for Green Bay this season.

Let’s move to the pessimistic side of things and identify the four players who need to step up for the Packers.

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