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Playoff rebound boosts confident Packers defense

The Packers defense wasn't going to let a couple of "cheap" touchdowns quash its confidence.

The Packers' rebound performance against Seattle should provide a boost for the defense going into Sunday's NFC Championship game against the New York Giants at Lambeau Field. But, the defense wasn't exactly lacking confidence to begin with.

The Packers were backed into a corner by a pair of fumbles from running back Ryan Grant. It put the Seattle Seahawks ahead 14-0 in the first four minutes of the divisional playoff game last Saturday.

Linebacker A.J. Hawk says the defense got an important lesson about momentum in the playoffs -- mainly that it can be reversed. Hawk says they started with adversity, but after coming out of it, grew as a team.

Linebacker Nick Barnett says the Packers got into Hasselbeck's head -- something they'll certainly be trying to do to the Giants' Eli Manning on Sunday.


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