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An ag­gres­sive de­fense co­or­di­nated by Mike Pet­tine, son of the for­mer Cen­tral Bucks West leg­end by the same name, leads the NFL in take­aways (eight) and turnover dif­fer­en­tial (plus-six). Pet­tine re­mained in charge of the de­fense de­spite the Pack­ers’ mak­ing a head-coach­ing change in the off­sea­son, hir­ing Matt LaFleur.

Their 12 sacks are the sec­ond-most in the league be­hind the New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots (13), and they’ve al­lowed just 35 points, com­pared to the Ea­gles’ 78.

QB Aaron Rodgers has been qui­etly ef­fi­cient, though not ex­plo­sive in the Pack­ers’ new of­fense, com­plet­ing 57 of 93 at­tempts for 647 yards and four TDs with­out an in­ter­cep­tion.

His top two tar­gets, Davante Adams and Mar­ques Valdes-Scantling, have com­bined for nearly as many re­cep­tions (28) as the rest of the team has com­bined (29).

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