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Notebook: Packers work to prevent communication breakdowns

9:41 PM, Oct. 4, 2012
Green Bay Packers tackle Bryan Bulaga (75) and guard Josh Sitton (71) block against Cameron Jordan (94) and Sedrick Ellis (98) of the New Orleans Saints during Sunday's game at Lambeau Field.
Green Bay Packers tackle Bryan Bulaga (75) and guard Josh Sitton (71) block against Cameron Jordan (94) and Sedrick Ellis (98) of the New Orleans Saints during Sunday's game at Lambeau Field.
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The Packers on Sunday will face one of the NFL's better duos of outside rushers in the same kind of loud environment that contributed to their offensive line's breakdown in the first half against the Seattle Seahawks two weeks ago.

The Indianapolis Colts have switched from a 4-3 defense to a 3-4 but still have Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis as their outside rushers, though now they're outside linebackers instead of defensive ends. The two have combined for 190 sacks in their careers - Freeney at age 32 has 102 sacks early in his 11th NFL season, and Mathis at 31 has 87 in his 10th.

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