(10/27/14) The Packers, who were coming off a stretch of five games in which they allowed an average of 17.4 points on 365.6 yards, weren't as effective on the defensive side of the ball in Week 8. Of course, they were facing the Saints in New Orleans, but that hasn't been the kiss death this year that it had been in past years.
The Saints woke up in this one, though, scoring 44 points on 495 yards. The Packers did record two sacks and recover a fumble, but they went without an interception after having nine during that five-game stretch.
This performance doesn't ruin the Packers DST in Fantasy. Obviously, it won't face an offense as good as the Saints' every week. But it shows it's less than an every-week option in Fantasy.
The Packers have a bye in Week 9 before returning home to face the Bears in Week 10.
Late touchdowns only blemish for Packers
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/19/14) The Packers defense dominated in a 38-17 win over the Panthers in Week 7, but a couple of late garbage time touchdowns sullied their strong effort.
The Packers held the Panthers to just a field goal through three quarters, and allowed just 331 yards of total offense in the game. The Panthers turned the ball over once on an interception by Cam Newton, who was also sacked three times.
The Packers DST unit has scored at least 9 points in five straight games, and is now average 10.6 per game on the season. They will look to keep up the strong play in Week 8 against the Saints.
Packers CB Davon House exits game with finger issue
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/19/14) Packers cornerback Davon House suffered an injury to his finger in Week 7 against Carolina. House sustained the injury in the fourth quarter and was ruled questionable for the remainder of the game. He registered one tackle along with one defended pass.
Packers practice again without starting cornerbacks
The Packers defense is restocked and healthy coming into 2014 -- a dangerous combination for their opponents. Clay Matthews will be fine after messing up his thumb last year and he'll be joined on the pass rush by ex-Bears end-turned-linebacker Julius Peppers. Casey Hayward will return to the secondary after missing 13 games with hamstring issues while rookie Ha Ha Clinton-Dix joins him at safety. The defensive line boasts some pretty good depth including rookie Khyri Thornton coming aboard. The Packers will surely have some tough weeks (playing at Seattle makes for a tough Week 1 draw) but there's still enough talent there to cause some problems and get more than the 11 interceptions and three touchdowns the defense got last year (the special teams delivered one touchdown). Though they have a lot of front-seven members getting older, the Packers should still be considered good enough to consider with a final-round pick.