With three of the four starting linebackers sidelined and unproven players like Jamari Lattimore, Nate Palmer and Andy Mulumba stepping in, the Packers' defense dominated the Browns.
Nate Palmer, a rookie sixth-round pick, will be thrust into an unexpected role against Cleveland on Sunday. Palmer has played only seven snaps on defense in his brief career. The Packers' track record under Kevin Greene, however, has been impressive.
Friends, co-workers and classmates of Nate Palmer are still processing what happened and how to react to it. Living in what Palmer described as "the heart of Bears Country," the Green Bay Packers' sixth-round draft pick has suddenly joined up with the enemy, leaving those around him a bit conflicted.
"Every time I see someone now, they say, 'I'm going to...