The defense, in my opinion, has been the weakest part of the Packers’ game in 2011. With that being said, the defense plays a huge role if the Packers wish to complete the 16-0 regular season.
The defense bolsters the interception leader, Charles Woodson (five), for the league as well as the second best tackler in the lead in Desmond Bishop. The Packers need to improve on their 31st ranking in the league for defense passing yards. Green Bay still has to face the likes of Matthew Stafford, Philip Rivers, Jay Cutler and Christian Ponder through the rest of the season. If the Packers hope to go undefeated they must contain these quarterbacks.
The Packers have a solid ranking against the rush at ninth in the league. They must use this to their advantage in the remaining games. Adrian Peterson and Darren McFadden are still on the slate for the Pack this season, but if they can continue to stop the run, they can focus on limiting the passing yards and improving their pass defense.
It goes without saying that teams win with both sides of the ball, but Green Bay’s defense holds the key to maintaining their undefeated streak.