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LB Clay Matthews (Matt Slocum/AP)

Sunday's season-opening victory by the Packers wasn't always pretty but it was pretty effective. Clay Matthews was the driving force and Brandon Jackson and the special teams picked up the slack for a sputtering Aaron Rodgers and an injured Ryan Grant.

Gutty, gritty and just good enough. This likely wasn't the kind of win the Green Bay Packers expected, but it was the kind they needed. We should know better after last year's preseason not to get a sugar high after an August cakewalk. Especially since last September, when Aaron Rodgers was getting battered around like the defense thought candy would spill out of him. But after watching Rodgers...

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