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Bruschi: Yardage doesn't matter

Nov. 6, 2013
 
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Former linebacker Tedy Bruschi won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots in the 2000’s and is now an analyst with ESPN. Bruschi said he’s not concerned with the Packers defense that finished the regular season ranked last in yardage allowed (411.6 per game). The Packers host the Giants on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in the divisional round of the playoffs. "This year has been a year where yardage doesn’t matter. That’s the truth. Both No. 1 seeds are last in defense," Bruschi said. "What stands out about this defense? The stats that mean the most to me are taking the ball away and scoring defense. And all stats go back to zero when you’re in the playoffs. "When I look at this defense, they have playmakers that take the ball away. The corners are outstanding. I really like (Morgan) Burnett, the safety. And the linebackers, everyone knows about them." "They’ve got playmakers all over the place that when you’re driving that ball up and down the field on them, at any point Packers fans can anticipate Tramon Williams intercepting one and taking it to the house."

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