“He’s a great kid that brings just a level of consistency to our defense,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur says.
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Through nine games, the unit has allowed 22 passing plays of 20 yards or more, the seventh-fewest in the league.
For years, the most obvious, glaring weakness in the Packers defense — no matter who the coordinator was, no matter what style of scheme they ran — was at inside linebacker. Suddenly, it’s become perhaps the strongest position on that side of the ball with veteran De’Vondre Campbell, the NFC’s October defensive player of the month, and second-year man Krys Barnes (above), who had a team-high nine tackles — including one of the best goal-line stops you’ll see — last week against the Chiefs.
Russell Wilson is set to return to the starting lineup for the first time since injuring the middle finger on his right hand during a 26-17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Oct. 7.