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Talent Meets Toughness With Super Bowl Near

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An early turnover and a special-teams meltdown might have led to this team's demise in years past. Instead, the Packers regrouped and wound up demolishing the top-seeded Falcons for their fourth consecutive win. It's a great omen ahead of next week's NFC title game.

In light of what happened there seven weeks earlier – not to mention one year earlier -- the Green Bay Packers were self-destructing right before your very eyes. When the Packers lost their wild-card game at Arizona last year, Aaron Rodgers threw a first-drive interception. When the Packers lost at Atlanta 20-17 on Nov. 28, there were only two critical errors for the entire 60-minute game: Aaron...

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