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With injuries mounting and division games looming, bye comes at perfect time for Packers

Good thing the Green Bay Packers are off this week.

They're going to need it.

Five of Green Bay's last seven games will be against NFC North opponents, a stretch that could prove every bit as tough for the banged-up Packers as the challenges they faced in the first half. Despite a rocky start — Inaccurate Reception, enough said — a four-game winning streak has the Packers back in contention for the NFC North title. They trail Chicago by 1½ games.

Defensive coordinator Dom Capers says "There's always a little more intensity that comes with division games. It'll start right as soon as we get back."

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