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Vikes defense needs to pressure Rodgers

There aren't many defensive ends in football with as many combined sacks as Jared Allen and Brian Robison. Last week against the Bears the pair was held primarily in check. That can't happen this week against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.
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There aren't many defensive ends in football with as many combined sacks as Jared Allen and Brian Robison. Last week against the Bears the pair was held primarily in check. That can't happen this week against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.

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