Best On ‘Money-Down’

The statistics show two Green Bay Packers defenders were among the N-FL’s best on what is called “the money down.” Edge rusher Za’Darius Smith and defensive lineman Kenny Clark finished among the league’s top five for third-down pressures during the 2019 season. Each had 23, while the Ram’s Aaron Donald was at the top with 28. Clark made the N-F-L Pro Bowl for the first time last season – helping his team put up some good situational numbers. Packer opponents completed just 56 percent of their passes on third-down plays, averaged only six-point-six yards-per-attempt and they allowed a passer rating of less than 80.