Episode 36 - Over/Unders on the 2017 Packers

Blue 58, powered by WTMJ Mobile, goes beyond the headlines to help you become a smarter fan of the Green Bay Packers. Hosted by former WTMJ newscaster Jon Meerdink and his friend Gary Zilavy, Blue 58 brings you a unique, upbeat perspective on your favorite NFL team, as long as that team is the Packers.

This week on the podcast, third down defense was a big problem for the Packers last season, but you may not have realized how big. We try our hand at advanced stats, and take a look at the over/unders for the Packers this season. On top of all that, we’ll take a crack at answering your questions.

Here are the headlines we covered on this week's episode:

How Third Downs Sunk the Packers Defense

The Packers defense was not great in 2016, but third downs were an especially bad part of a particularly disappointing unit. This week, we took a look at how third downs led to three specific losses for the Packers last season.

New Advanced Stats from The Power Sweep

Advanced metrics and unusual stats are here to stay, and at The Power Sweep, we're throwing our hats in the ring in an attempt to help clear some muddied waters around some of these numbers. Keep an eye out for some new stats coming your way soon!

Main Topic: Over/Unders on the 2017 Packers

We're not big on predictions, but we think this is a fun way to take a shot at guessing what could happen with the Packers this season. The premise is simple: pick a number and predict whether the Packers as a team or an individual player will produce over or under that number. The questions we took a look at are below. What do you think?

Two rookie running backs on the first version of the 53 man roster
800 rushing yards for Ty Montgomery
10 sacks for Clay Matthews
8 touchdowns for Martellus Bennett
12.5 wins for the Packers

Listener Questions

We took some time on this week's episode to answer a few questions posed by our readers and listeners. Want to jump into the conversation? Reach out via email or on Facebook and Twitter and your question could be included in a future show.

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