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Aaron Rodgers is hurt but, hey, at least the Packers are protecting the passer better than they have in years. Plus, putting some context into our special-teams rankings, beating eight-in-the-box defenses by land or by air, and much, much more in a 20-point, 3,600-word preview overflowing with info you won't find anywhere else.

There's a certain, painful irony here. Aaron Rodgers is listed first and second in the Green Bay Packers' record book under "times sacked," with a franchise-record 51 last season and 50 in 2009. Rodgers played every game of those seasons. This season, the Packers are protecting the passer better than they have in years. Green Bay quarterbacks have been sacked 23 times in 10 games, putting the...

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