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Packers want to get lots of pressure on #4


GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- As the Green Bay Packers proved against Minnesota earlier this month, stopping the run is only a starting point when a defense is facing a good passing game led by a motivated, familiar opponent.

So if the Packers don't get more pressure on Brett Favre in Sunday's mega-matchup at Lambeau Field, their former quarterback will carve them up again.

Packers players insist they'll get after Favre on Sunday. But defensive coordinator Dom Capers warns that using an all-out blitz strategy against Favre could result in even more big plays.

Also, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was limited in Thursday's practice with a sprained foot, and center Jason Spitz did not practice with a lower back injury that isn't improving as quickly as coaches were hoping.

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