Green Bay Packers stay with Pettine as defensive coordinator

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur has decided to stick with Mike Pettine as his defensive coordinator.

In LaFleur's first season, the Packers went from 6-9-1 to 13-3 and the NFC championship game this season as second-year coordinator Pettine improved the defense.

ESPN first reported the decision this week to stick with him. The Packers gave up 19.6 points per game this year, a huge improvement from the 25 per game a year ago.