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Packers' Run Defense Must Fit Like a Glove

RB Marshawn Lynch (Joe Nicholson/USP)

Every team's game plan is to stop Marshawn Lynch, but that hasn't mattered as he's been the hottest back in the league dating to midseason last year. We turn to Dom Capers and go inside the numbers to detail Monday night's challenge.

The Green Bay Packers' defensive game plan couldn't be more simple: Stop the run and force the rookie quarterback to win the game. That, of course, is the plan. Executing the plan, however, will be the challenge on Monday night at Seattle. Skittles-eating Marshawn Lynch is the motor that runs the Seahawks' offense. Everyone knows that, so putting a bull's-eye on Lynch is the obvious starting...

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