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Gary ascension is good news for Packers’ defense

In Sunday’s tilt against the Detroit Lions, perhaps the most crucial moment of the game was Chandon Sullivan turning a bad Matthew Stafford pass into a momentum-turning pick-6. From that moment, the Packers defense shook off its lethargy and prevented the Lions from mounting a comeback.

It won’t pop up on a stat sheet the same way, but that interception wouldn’t have happened without the efforts of Rashan Gary. The 2019 twelfth overall pick trucked towards Stafford, forcing Stafford to throw the ball as Gary collapsed on him. The same thing happened in Week 1 with a classic Kirk Cousins interception.