Carolina Panthers at Packers: 5 questions from the enemy camp

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Carolina Panthers at Packers: Questions 4 and 5

What threats would concern the Packers?

The Packers’ run defense gets a lot of negative attention — and at times deservedly so — but right now, I’d say the biggest concern is their special teams play.

Since the Houston game in Week 7, it’s been awful.

Against the Texans, they gave up a blocked punt, and a few weeks later, Jacksonville returned a punt against them. Then in Indianapolis, they fumbled on a kick return, the Eagles would also return a punt for six, and last week Detroit had a 71-yard kick return that ended in points.

On top of that, JK Scott has been wildly inconsistent as a punter. This unit doesn’t have to be great by any means, but they can’t keep giving up these big plays.

Do you think complacency could become an issue against the Carolina Panthers?

I don’t.

Over the last year and a half, they have a dud game here and there, but what team hasn’t?

Matt LaFleur is 23-6 during the regular season as a head coach and helped change the culture here in Green Bay, which had become stagnant. This team has made it known that their ultimate goal is to win a Super Bowl, and with LaFleur at the helm, along with strong leaders in Aaron Rodgers, Za’Darius Smith, and others, I don’t see complacency being an issue.

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