Packers defense makes six sacks in victory over Broncos

Green Bay Packers, Blake Martinez (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Blake Martinez (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers made it three wins in a row with another impressive defensive performance against the Denver Broncos.

It wasn’t always easy, but the Packers came away with a comfortable win in the end. And once again, it was a victory set up by Mike Pettine’s defense.

The Packers defense sacked Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco six times, while also forcing three turnovers. Twice, it led to a touchdown for the offense.

In the second quarter, Preston Smith sacked Flacco and forced a fumble which was recovered by first-round pick Rashan Gary. Two plays later, Aaron Jones found the end zone to give the Packers a seven-point lead.

In the third quarter, second-year cornerback Jaire Alexander forced a fumble to give the Packers possession with good field position again. Four plays later, Jones again ran in a touchdown.

And as Green Bay looked to make the most of its lead and move closer to a win, rookie Darnell Savage Jr. made an excellent interception. Another huge play by the defense, and more proof that Savage is a future star at safety.

Again, it wasn’t a perfect performance by Green Bay. The offense was inconsistent and the defense allowed 149 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. But overall, it was another step in the right direction. And most important of all, it led to a victory.

The Packers move to 3-0 for the first time in four years. Next up is a short week as the Philadelphia Eagles visit Lambeau Field on Thursday night. The Eagles have lost two in a row and enter this game at 1-2, desperately needing a win as the Dallas Cowboys lead the NFC East at 3-0.

Green Bay’s defense has been impressive so far this season, and with six sacks and three takeaways, it’s leading this team to victories.