GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers have the ideal solution to stopping dangerous punt returners such as the Chicago Bears' Devin Hester: Just don't punt.
Thanks to a dominant performance by the Packers' offense, punter Tim Masthay wasn't needed in their 48-21 victory over the Falcons in the divisional playoffs. That doesn't seem likely to happen again in Sunday's NFC championship game in Chicago.
That means the Packers' special teams will once again have their hands full with Hester, the NFL's career leader in combined punt and kick returns for touchdowns with 14.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy has called Hester the Bears' best player.
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