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Favre Expects Cornerbacks to Challenge Packers' Receivers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Brett Favre knows there's a pretty simple countermove that defensive coordinators can make to slow down the Green Bay Packers' short passing game.

In fact, Favre says the Packers already are beginning to see it, with cornerbacks playing closer to the line of scrimmage to bump and run with Packers wide receivers, making it harder for them to run their routes.

But Favre says the more he sees press coverage from cornerbacks at the line, the better chance he has of making a big play.

If a cornerback tries to bump a receiver off his route and makes a mistake, the receiver could be wide open.

Favre commented as the Packers prepare for Sunday's game with the Chicago Bears.


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