It’s the soothing mantra recited weekly by virtually every NFL defensive coordinator: Stop the run. Stop the run. Stop the run.But as the Green Bay Packers showed in their loss at Minnesota earlier this month, stopping the run is only a starting point for a defense facing a good passing game led by a motivated, familiar opponent.If the Packers don’t get more pressure on Brett Favre in Sunday’s mega-matchup at Lambeau Field, there’s every reason to believe their former quarterback will simply carve them up again.“We did a pretty good job of containing and shutting down Adrian Peterson, but we didn’t pressure the quarterback as much as we needed to,” Aaron Kampman said. “I think that was obvious. So we’ve got to do like we did the first (game): Stop Adrian Peterson, but we’ve got to do a better job of getting pressure on Brett.”The Packers held Peterson to 55 yards on 25 carries in their Oct. 5 game at the Metrodome, and rookie linebacker Clay Matthews III wrestled the ball out of his hands and ran it back for a score in the second quarter.But the Packers barely got any pressure on Favre, who was 24 of 31 for… Read full this story
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