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Short passes take pressure off Green Bay Packers offensive line

November 17, 2009 by  
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By Rob Demovsky, Green Bay Press-Gazette
Nov. 17th, 2009

The Green Bay Packers aren’t ready to concede they’ll have to commit to the quick-hitting, short passing game they used to defeat the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. 

Donald Driver makes a catch against Dallas Sunday. Driver and Jennings were held in check because Rodgers was instructed to throw sooner to avoid the big sacks.

Donald Driver makes a catch against Dallas Sunday. Driver and Jennings were held in check because Rodgers was instructed to throw sooner to avoid the big sacks.

They employed that plan in Sunday’s 17-7 victory in part because they started a rookie, T.J. Lang, at right tackle for the first time and in part because they feared the Cowboys’ pass rush out of their 3-4 defense. It worked, to a degree. The Packers gave up four sacks to run their season total to 41, but pass protection wasn’t the crippling problem it had been in the first half of the season because Rodgers was getting the ball out of his hand quicker.

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