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Capers Stuck to Guns to Stop Lions' Run Game

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Green Bay stuck with its nickel and dime packages, even while being gashed by Lions running backs Mikel Leshoure and Joique Bell. The second half was a different story, as the Packers slammed the door on the run game and made the Lions one-dimensional.

There is a reason why Dom Capers is calling the shots for the Green Bay Packers' defense rather than, oh, say, this humble scribe. During the first half of Sunday night's game against Detroit, the pass-happy Lions rammed the ball down the defense's throat with a power running game. On the first drive, a 12-play, 80-yard march to a touchdown, Detroit ran the ball nine times for 58 yards. Capers...

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