We wanted to take time over the next couple of days to get to know the Packers and what the heck went wrong this season and Jason B. Hirschhorn of Acme Packing Company was nice enough to drop by and give us a look at it.
Kyler Fackrell has really emerged this year defensively, who else has taken a step up for the Packers?
Kyler Fackrell has indeed become a significant part of Green Bay’s defense. He leads the team with eight sacks -- more than the rest of his career combined -- and should see even more action with Nick Perry sidelined for the rest of the year.
At the same time, all but two of Fackrell’s sacks this season have come in two games: a September matchup with the Bills and last week’s game against the Seahawks. Neither of those teams possesses a functioning offensive line, though Fackrell did beat former All-Pro Duane Brown for two sacks in Seattle.
Beyond Fackrell, only the young defensive backs have really emerged for the Packers this season. Alexander and King look like long-term starters for the team, with Jackson a possible third down the line.
The Cardinals young tackles, including the emerging Korey Cunningham, should have a great test this Sunday with Fackrell and Clay Matthews coming off the edge.