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Big game calls for big performance by defense

Nick Collins

The Packers' defense has been solid, but not spectacular, and has fallen far short of the preseason hype it helped create,'s Steve Lawrence says.

With 5-0 Dallas hosting 5-0 New England on Sunday, the media are frothing at the mouth like a couple of rabid dogs sitting in front of the meat counter at the grocery store. Oh, what could have been, though. Had Joe Gibbs not forgotten how to coach in the waning moments against the New York Giants and had the Packers not treated the football like it was covered in angry hornets last week... Recommended Stories