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Packers making strides on defense
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GREEN BAY (AP) - Coach Mike McCarthy and defensive coordinator Dom Capers believe the Green Bay Packers defense is headed in the right direction, and not just because there was no other way to go after its struggles against the defending Super Bowl champions in the season opener. The unit gave up 398 yards - including 207 on the ground - to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL kickoff game, then helped put the Packers in an 18-point hole in Sunday's 31-24 come-from-behind victory over the New York Jets at Lambeau Field by surrendering touchdowns on the first three series. But after allowing 180 yards and 21 points on those first three drives, the Packers defense gave up only 132 yards and three points on the Jets' remaining nine possessions, allowing quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the offense to chip away at the deficit and deliver the team's biggest comeback with Rodgers at quarterback.