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The Green Bay Packers faced Adrian Peterson twice this season. In those two meetings combined, Peterson ran for a whopping 409 yards.
Now, as they prepare to face them for a third time, this one in the playoffs, Packers linebacker Clay Matthews thinks it will be a lot different.
"We aren't giving up 200 again," Matthews said Wednesday, via USA Today.
He explained why Peterson was able to rack up yards like that against them. The fact that Peterson had a season-high 34 carries in Week 17 — he averaged 5.9 yards a rush — affected everything Green Bay's defense tried to do. The Packers had one sack, and Minnesota quarterback Christian Ponder played perhaps the best game of his career (three TD passes, no interceptions).
"We want to take (Peterson) out of the mix. That's definitely the game plan," Matthews said. "If we can limit those carries and force Ponder to beat us, then that's the game plan we're going to play. We need to do a b...
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