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4.) Where are the turnovers?
Dom Capers and the Packers’ defense used to thrive on creating turnovers. In 2011 they were the best in the NFL with 38 forced turnovers, in 2012 they regressed significantly and only mustered 23 forced turnovers. Through four games this season the Packers have just five turnovers, which is second worst in the NFC behind the Atlanta Falcons’ four. The Packers have forced eight fumbles this years, but have only recovered three of them.
The Packers appear to be improved on defense early in this season, however, still can’t be considered a top 10 defense. This makes it imperative that they force turnovers in games to give their explosive offense more chances with the football. They’ll get a great chance this Sunday as they take on a Ravens team who has turned the ball over 10 times this season, including a five-interception performance from quarterback Joe Flacco against the Buffalo Bills in week four.
The formula is simple for the Packers — when they force two or more turnovers in a game they win 91 percent of the time.