(WNFL) - Despite the injuries at linebacker, Green Bay is on pace to have the most sacks in Dom Capers' five seasons as the Packers' defensive coordinator. The Pack has 23 sacks in its first seven games, tied for the eighth-highest in the N-F-L. The Packer defense racked up 16 sacks during the team's current four-game winning streak. Only one of those came from Clay Matthews, who now hopes to return November 10th from a broken thumb. Inside linebacker Brad Jones has been out for two games with a pulled hamstring. Third-year pro Jamari Lattimore has done so well as a replacement, Capers is considering a rotation to keep giving snaps to Lattimore after Jones returns. Also, Mike Neal has gotten more time than expected at the other outside linebacker spot where Nick Perry broke a foot and has missed two games. Twelve Packers have had sacks this year. Second-year defensive tackle Mike Daniels leads the squad with four. A-J Hawk, Matthews, and Perry have three each. Capers says the sacks come from a variety of different looks shown by the Packer defense. He says it's one of the advantages of the 3-4 defense that Capers brought with him in 2009. The Packers continue to win through their injuries. They're 5-and-2, with a half-game lead over second-place Detroit in the N-F-C North. The Pack will host Chicago on Monday night.
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