By BOB McGINN
Other than 2015, when Tom Clements called plays in the first 12 games, most of the players had off years and they ranked 28th, the Green Bay Packers have finished in the top half of the National Football League in third-down efficiency every year since 2002.
That’s why the Packers’ ranking of 28th through the first 12 games this season engendered such unhappiness and puzzlement.
On Sunday, the Packers turned in one of their three best performances in a long season by controlling third down on both offense and defense. That led directly to a 34-20 victory over the Atlanta...
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