The Green Bay Packers’ defense is on the rise

The Packers’ first-team defense improved to 15th in the NFL in yards allowed per game (14.6) after recording just 11.7 in the previous two weeks.

And it ranked 13th in total defense (295.7 yards allowed).

The Packers are in the midst of a two-game winning streak that has lifted them into a tie for the NFC North lead and a playoff spot.

That includes a win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, which will propel the team to within a game of Atlanta for the final wild card spot in the NFC.