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Pass Protection Paramount in Rematch with Vikings

October 29, 2009 by  
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Rob Demovsky, Press-Gazette
Oct 29th, 2009

When it came right down to it, the eight sacks the Minnesota Vikings had on Aaron Rodgers probably had as much to do with the Green Bay Packers’ 30-23 loss at the Metrodome on Oct. 5 as anything Brett Favre did.

So as much as the focus this week is on Favre’s first game at Lambeau Field as an opponent, the Packers’ protection issues — especially considering their offensive line is in flux — should be foremost in their minds.

Jared Allen sacked Rodgers 4 1/2 times last month

Jared Allen sacked Rodgers 4 1/2 times last month

 

Jared Allen, who had 4½ of those sacks, might be licking his chops at the prospect of going against rookie left tackle T.J. Lang, who might start in place of Chad Clifton (who was limited in practice on Wednesday due to an ankle injury).
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