Green Bay Packers: Grading the Units at the First-Quarter Mark

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Green Bay Packers: Grading the Units at the First-Quarter Mark
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The Green Bay Packers have a 2-2 record after the first quarter of the 2012 NFL season. Yes, the Packers should absolutely be 3-1, but the replacement refs in the Week 3 game against Seattle made sure that didn't happen.

That incompetent officiating led the the end of the regular officials lockout with the NFL and the Packers didn't fare much better with Jeff Triplette's crew last Sunday against the Saints. But the Pack battled through that adversity and won.

Through it all, the Packers have a .500 record and are one game back of the NFC North leaders, the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears.

Green Bay still has a lot of work to do, especially with three straight road games looming, but the offense looked much better against New Orleans, which is an excellent sign.

The defense was tested mightily against Drew Brees and company, and overall, it is certainly better than the 2011 Green Bay defense.

Special teams has been a big plus in 2012.

Here are the positional grades that I am giving for each unit based on the first quarter of the season.

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