Here's a few stats for you. Last year the Packers were 32 in total defense(yards), but they only gave up 22.4 points per game. This year they are currently ranked 10th total defense(yards) but have only given up 19.9 points per game. At 2.5 per game improvement. The Vikings last year were ranked 21st in total defense(yards) but gave up 28.1 points per game. This year the Vikings are currently ranked 16th in total defense(yards) but have only given up 20.9 points per game. For an improvement of 7.2 points per game. The total difference in points per game between the two teams amounts to 15 points on the year. Or 1 point per game. Packers have given up 32 (11 rushing, 21 passing) TD's on the year. The Vikings have given up 34 (10 rushing, 24 passing) TD's on the year. As to your total yards BS. The Packer have given up 4944 yards on 976 defensive plays for a rate of 5.11 yards per play. The Vikings have given up 5194.5 yards on 1022 plays for and average of 5.08 yards per play. Had the Vikings only had 976 defensive plays they would have given up only 4915 yards compared to the Packers 4944 yards. And here's one more thing for you. The 8 common games, Houston, Indy, Jacksonville, Tennessee, San Fran, Seattle, Arizona, and St. Louis. Packer gave up an average of 21.38 points per game. Vikings, 17.25. Non common common games. Skins, Giant, Tampa and Saints. Packers 32.5, Vikings 37. And division games not including the Packer-Viking game. Packer 14.75, Vikings 19.75. Against the 4(5 for Vikings including the Packers) teams we know are in the playoffs at this point. Packers defense has given up 22 points per game, Vikings, 19. So that give you a little idea of were the points are being scored. So don't sit there and crow about how much better the Packers defense is based on one or two figures. Yards given up and points scored. Fact is both defenses are better than last year. All stats taken from NFL.com. Total yardage stats are per game stats multiplied by total number of games.