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Special teams success more important with Rodgers sidelined

9:34 PM, Nov. 21, 2013
Packers return man Micah Hyde (33) looks for room to run against the New York Giants last Sunday at MetLife Stadium. The Packers' kickoff return unit ranks last in the NFL with 17.6 yards per return.
Packers return man Micah Hyde (33) looks for room to run against the New York Giants last Sunday at MetLife Stadium. The Packers' kickoff return unit ranks last in the NFL with 17.6 yards per return.
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A month ago, it didn't really matter where the Green Bay Packers' offense started with the football.

So long as Aaron Rodgers was in the huddle, it seemed elementary that the Packers would find a way down the field. But it wasn't always as easy as the MVP quarterback made it look.

Operating behind backup Scott Tolzien for the past seven quarters, every yard has mattered for the injury-ravaged Packers, particularly when it comes to a kickoff return unit that ranks last in the NFL with 17.6 yards per return. ...

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