The GreenBay Packers 4-2 Playing Their Best Football With Safety Morgan Burnett
According to Rant Sports
Without Burnett, the Packers’ defense had allowed 29.3 points and 404.3 yards per game (314 passing, 93.3 rushing) while registering seven sacks. Opposing offenses converted on 40 percent of their third-down conversions and scored at least 20 points in each game.
Since Burnett returned to the Packers’ lineup in Week 5, Green Bay is 3-0 and has pulled into first place in the NFC North. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy anointed Burnett as the “quarterback of the defense” during training camp, and his presence has certainly been felt, as the defensive production has improved at an impressive rate.
With Burnett’s presence in the past three games, the Packers’ defense has allowed 13 points and only 287.3 yards per game (22.6 passing, 64.6 rushing) while recording 13 sacks. Opposing offenses are only converting on 34 percent of their third-down conversions and the Packers haven’t allowed more than 17 points in any of the last three games.