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Adversity-Defying Win Could Define Season

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Between more rotten officiating and overcoming some hideous history in terms of turnovers and fourth-quarter comebacks, the Packers outlasted the Saints 28-27 for what could be a season-saving and season-changing victory.

If, during the Green Bay Packers' 13-0 start to last season, their weekly dominance didn't leave them mentally strong enough to handle adversity, the 2-2 start to this season should leave the mental equivalent of Hercules. Adversity, let us count the ways: — Short week after a devastating loss. — Three enormous calls went against them: no offensive pass interference on Marques Colston's 20-yard...

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