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Packers-Bucs Will Be a Big Test for the Discipline Index

We here at The 33rd Team often talk about how important it is for NFL teams to avoid beating themselves. Sloppy play, particularly penalties and turnovers, can be a killer. We’ve created the Discipline Index to shine a light on which teams are the best at avoiding mistakes and which are making too many mistakes.

Week 6 offers a perfect case study for the Discipline Index. While the rest of the football world is looking at Sunday’s Packers-Buccaneers game as a matchup of legendary quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, here’s what we see: Green Bay currently ranks No. 1 in Discipline Index. Tampa Bay? Dead last. It will be fascinating to see if sloppy play is the deciding factor in this matchup.

Here are the overall numbers for this week: