By BOB McGINN
They played without six starters, and not long into the game two more went down.
For three quarters Sunday at MetLife Stadium the makeshift defense of the Green Bay Packers teetered between disgraceful and inept. At times, it looked like some of its members didn’t even want to be out there.
That would change in the fourth quarter, however, just when the New York Jets and rookie Sam Darnold were threatening to make it a rout.
Five times – yes, five times – Mike Pettine’s unit stopped the Jets in that fourth quarter. It was the totally unexpected about-face from the def...
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