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Coordinators: Anquan Boldin beat Packers double team

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Packers LB Mathews closer to return

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Eddie Lacy Used As Featured Back in Week 1

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Black, Blue, and Ornery: Aaron Rodgers “last line of defense” against San Francisco 49ers

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Packers' Matthews moving on after 49ers game

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McCarthy: Packers 'stay above' responding to Harbaugh's comments

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Redskins-Packers Preview

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