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Those were the last points Green Bay would concede, forcing back-to-back punts before Lowry pressured Cousins into throwing an interception to Packers cornerback Kevin King in the corner of Green Bay’s end zone.

King, who dropped a pick last week in Chicago, left no doubt on his second chance at his second NFL pick.

“Just weather the storm,” said King of the key to the defense rebounding. “They’re going to make plays, but, hey, we could live with that. We’ve got to tweak some things about it, but they’re going to have one big play. We can’t let that deteriorate what we’ve got going.”

Aside from Cook’s big run and three Cousins throws for 136 yards, the Packers held the Vikings’ offense in check. Besides that, Cousins completed only 11-of-29 passes for 94 yards.

From a personnel perspective, the Packers had to overcome the loss of hybrid safety Raven Greene to an ankle injury on the first play of the second half. It caused Adrian Amos to drop into the box in the sub-packages, with Will Redmond entering the game next to rookie safety Darnell Savage.

The Packers’ defense has allowed only 19 points through the first two games of the season, its fewest since the 2001 unit conceded only six points to start the season.

As the offense looks to settle in, the defense has had no problem in the early-going keeping the opposition off the scoreboard.

“Shoot, we got that swag, we got that energy, we got that juice. we got it all,” said Alexander, who had two passes defensed and nearly had another pick late. “We’re trying to go to the Super Bowl. That’s our mentality.”

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