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To better protect Rodgers, they'll tweak offensive strategy

8:31 PM, Nov. 28, 2012
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is sacked by New York Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka (94) during Sunday night's game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Rodgers has been hit or sacked 20 times in the last two games. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is sacked by New York Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka (94) during Sunday night's game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Rodgers has been hit or sacked 20 times in the last two games. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
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During the first half of the 2009 NFL season, the Green Bay Packers had a serious sacks problem.

Defenses sacked quarterback Aaron Rodgers 41 times in the first nine games, a pace of 71 sacks for the season that would have obliterated the then-team record of 47. But in the final seven games, Rodgers was sacked only nine times.

So what changed? ...

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