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During the 25-22 overtime win over the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday, Lewis had not one but two legit highlights: a 14-yard catch on a drag route in the second quarter to set up the Packers’ first touchdown of the day; and a 20-yard tight end screen pass on the final drive of overtime, a bruising catch-and-run that helped set up kicker Mason Crosby’s winning 51-yard field goal.

No one in the NFL put six defensive backs on the field to play dime defense over the past two seasons more than ex-Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. Before Pettine and head coach Matt LaFleur parted ways after Pettine’s contract expired following last January’s NFC Championship game loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Packers played their dime defense on 49.8% of their defensive snaps in 2019 and 48.8% of their defensive snaps last season.

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