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Defense Takes Control Against Peterson

Using a patient and disciplined approach, Green Bay's defense found a yin for Adrian Peterson's yardage-devouring yang. By winning Round 3 of the border battle, the Packers will get a rematch against Frank Gore and the 49ers next Saturday.

Patience, control, discipline, trust. It sounds a little zen as far as NFL defensive philosophy goes. But it was the key for stopping the NFL's most explosive running back and getting the Green Bay Packers to the next round of the playoffs. After getting trampled by the Vikings' Adrian Peterson for 210 yards in a Dec. 2 win and 199 yards in a 37-34 loss six days ago at the Metrodome, it was... Recommended Stories