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Packers at Bye: Special Teams

K Mason Crosby (Joe Robbins/Getty)

The Packers have made some strides since last year — though that's not exactly high praise. The Packers need to get better in every phase, but the addition of three linebackers and Spencer Havner should help. Plus, Sam Shields offers a threat on returns.

Considering the abomination that was last year's Green Bay Packers special teams, this year's performance isn't so terrible. The Packers' special teams ranked next-to-last in last year's Dallas Morning News rankings, in which NFL writer Rick Gosselin ranks all teams based on 22 categories in the kicking game. Last year, the Packers finished last in the NFL in penalties (28) and inside-the-2...

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