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Packers Can't Close the Deal in Close Games

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In light of Sunday's loss, Packer Report examines the Packers' record in games decided by eight points or less. Whether it's offense, defense, special teams or some combination of the three, Green Bay simply hasn't made enough key plays in key moments.

How the final 8:26 transpired on Sunday has become too common for the Green Bay Packers. Since the start of the 2008 season, when Aaron Rodgers took over as quarterback, the Packers are 21-23 in games decided by one score (eight points or less). That record includes losses to Detroit and New England in 2010, when Rodgers was out with a concussion, and a victory in the 2011 finale, when Rodgers...

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