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Green Bay has a lot of talent on defense. Charles Woodson, Clay Matthews, BJ Raji, etc.should be a good pass defense with a great corner, having Nick Collins play before he got hurt and a good pass rush from Clay Matthews, right?
Green Bay actually has the second worst pass defense in the NFL after giving up 432 yards to Cam Newton, 419 yards to Drew Brees and 302 yards to Jay Cutler.
BUT, the Packers do have a great run defense, the best in the league. John Fox is a run-first head coach, yes, but Green Bay isn't easy to run against. To score points against them, Denver will need Kyle Orton to throw the ball. True, Orton may not be as good of a QB as Newton (well, OK, passing wise, we don't know yet), Brees or Cutler, but Orton can get a lot of yards too.
Besides, Orton has had success in his career vs Green Bay. He's 3-1 vs them in his career (as a member of the Chicago Bears).