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Green Bay's defense may not be as flashy as last year's, but it's getting the job done better

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    Green Bay Packers nose tackle B.J. Raji (90) celebrates after an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Minnesota Vikings Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. Packers won 24-10. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)The Associated Press

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    Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams (38) breaks up a pass intended for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson, left, during the second half of an NFL wild card playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. Packers won 24-10. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)The Associated Press

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    Green Bay Packers strong safety Charles Woodson reacts after tackling Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson during the second half of an NFL wild card playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. Packers won 24-10. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)The Associated Press

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    Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields (37) intercepts a pass intended for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Devin Aromashodu (19) during the second half of an NFL wild card playoff football game Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)The Associated Press

The Green Bay Packers could have filled an entire highlight reel with their interceptions last year.

Good thing, because the rest of their defense wasn't worth watching.

A year after finishing with the NFL's worst defense, the Packers have traded the excitement of those big turnovers for consistency. And the change could be the difference between another early exit from the playoffs and a deep run that could last all the way to the Super Bowl.

"I'd prefer our defense this year to last year's," defensive coordinator Dom Capers said.

The Packers (12-5) play at San Francisco (11-4-1) on Saturday night in an NFC divisional game.

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