NFC North: Green Bay Packers Unit Grades vs. Minnesota Vikings

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NFC North: Green Bay Packers Unit Grades vs. Minnesota Vikings
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It has been over 11 months since the Green Bay Packers have lost a game

Packers Nation was sick of hearing it, and apparently Dom Capers was, too: This is not a championship defense.

The Packers only allowed Minnesota one score. That was after a turnover gave them the ball at the Packers 14.

The game plan had the highest percentage of blitzes in Capers' tenure as defensive coordinator. New players got involved in the pass rush, with Morgan Burnett and Tramon Williams coming at rookie quarterback Christian Ponder.

This may not work against the best quarterbacks who pick apart blitzes, but it sure worked Monday night.

The offense came ready to play, too. Mike McCarthy's game plan only resulted in 356 yards but got Green Bay 38 of the 45 points scored. Special teams even got into the act with a touchdown.

The coaches deserve an A for what was probably the Packers' most complete performance. Granted, they were playing at home against a 2-6 team. But a division rival coming off a win and a bye week is still not supposed to be this easy.

Of course, it helps when you have great players. For their part, the Packers' units earned the following grades...

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