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Packers run D shows signs of improving

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The Green Bay Packers put Sunday's 27-17 win over Seattle on ice with a fumble recovery and an interception, but most of the heavy work defensively was done well beforehand by stopping the run.

After giving up 141 yards to Chicago's Matt Forte in Week 1, it was a much improved effort by the Packers' run defense in Week 2, holding Marshawn Lynch to just 41 yards on 15 carries.

"Marshawn's a tough back, one of the better backs in this league, so we knew what we were up against for a challenge," defensive tackle B.J. Raji said. "I'm happy with how we stuck to the game plan. We played hard and ultimately we did what we set out to do."

Clay Matthews said the team was more disciplined, and for the most part, is getting better.

"We're on track to hopefully do great things," Matthews said.

There is still plenty of work to do, as indicated by the unit's offsides penalties, but that's the best part, according to Mike Daniels.

"There's still so much that we can do better, and that's just what has to be the focus, that we correct the things that we know we need to correct," Daniels said.

The Packers host Kansas City on Monday, September 28.

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