Paper Tigers? Big Ben Has His Way with Vaunted Packers Secondary

Posted: 21st December 2009 by Ryan Cardarella in NFL
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Lost in the shine of the Green Bay Packers' designation as the NFL's No. 2 defense entering Sunday's contest is a very sobering fact as the playoffs draw near. Elite quarterbacks torch the Green Bay secondary. Quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger and Brett Favre have annihilated the Packers through the air this season to the tune of 1,018 yards on 66.6 percent passing, with 10 touchdowns against zero interceptions. Roethlisberger picked up where Favre left off Sunday, carving up the Packers' pass defense for a Steeler-record 503 yards as he repeatedly found Hines Ward, Heath Miller, and, on two critical plays, Mike Wallace to pull out a heart-stopping win 37-36 win. So what happened to that No. 2 ranked defense and a secondary often described as one of the league's finest? Unlike the Minnesota ...

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