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Suspect secondaries will try to avoid being shredded in NFC championship game

Suspect secondaries will try to avoid being shredded in NFC championship game

Every surgeon needs a patient, and the same goes for surgically precise quarterbacks.

The operating room Sunday will be the Georgia Dome, and — with Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers and Atlanta’s Matt Ryan scrubbed up and ready to go — two suspect secondaries will be under the knife.

Green Bay had the NFL’s second-worst pass defense this season, allowing an average of 269.2 yards per game, and Atlanta was ranked 28th at 266.7. What’s more, both secondaries are banged up heading into Sunday’s NFC championship game.

Meanwhile, the two quarterbacks are scorching. Rodgers has directed his team to eight consecutive victories, throwing for 2,384 yards during that streak,...

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