Packers must step up against run
Three areas Green Bay needs to clean up to make a Super Bowl run
A compelling case could be made that the Green Bay Packers will be the best team to take the field during the wild-card weekend of the NFL's 2012-13 playoffs: They have the best quarterback among the eight teams, championship pedigree (having won Super Bowl XLV), a top set of receiving options and a dominant pass-rusher in Clay Matthews.
But that isn't to say Green Bay is without limitations, as the regular season revealed areas of weakness that the Packers will need to manage when they rematch against the Adrian Peterson-led Vikings, who ran over, around and practically through the Packers in Week 17.
Here's an overview of Green Bay's weaknesses on offense, defense and special teams:
Offense: Pass protection; consistency in the running game
No area on offense is of more concern for the Packers entering the playoffs than the protection of quarterback Aaron Rodgers, as only the lowly Arizona Cardinals surrendered more sacks during the regular season.
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