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Defense remains need after notable lapses down stretch

8:08 PM, Feb. 23, 2013
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, left, tries to break a tackle by Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Brad Jones during the 2012 regular-season finale Dec. 30 in Minneapolis.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, left, tries to break a tackle by Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Brad Jones during the 2012 regular-season finale Dec. 30 in Minneapolis.
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INDIANAPOLIS - The Green Bay Packers' defense-heavy draft in 2012 made a difference, but not enough of one.

After general manager Ted Thompson used his first six draft picks on that side of the ball, the Packers last season improved in almost every defensive statistical category, most notably points allowed (from No. 19 in the NFL in 2011 to No. 11), yards allowed (No. 32 to No. 11), passing yards allowed (No. 32 to No. 11) and sacks (No 32 to No. 4).

But their performance in two of the last three games of the season - at Minnesota in the regular-season finale and at San Francisco in their ...

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