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On The Packers Open Week, Injuries, and Total Defense

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A picture of Donald Driver is leading off this link post. He showed some acceleration after he caught that pass and sprinted in for the touchdown.

Green Bay Packers news | Notebook: McCarthy looks to 2007 1st-round bye to help plot practice schedule | Green Bay Press Gazette. They'll practice on Wednesday and Thursday, take the weekend off, and then resume their normal practice schedule next week.

Green Bay Packers news | Packers should be rested and ready for the playoffs | Green Bay Press Gazette. Everyone, except RB James Starks and TE Ryan Taylor, will practice this week. And both of them should be available to play in two weeks. The team has lost some players (notably S Nick Collins) along the way, but they'll be as healthy as they can be when the playoffs start for them.

Packers finish 32nd in total defense - JSOnline. No team has ever given up as many passing yards as the Packers. But they lead the league in interceptions, which makes the passer rating against them seem much more average, and proves that the official rankings should be determined in some way other than yardage.

However this is the season of suspect pass defenses. In the NFC, the Saints and Giants have their own issues in the secondary. The Lions were just torn apart by Matt Flynn. In the AFC, the Patriots might have the worst defense in the NFL, and they're the top seed. Maybe this is just the NFL's juiced ball season.