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GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers are not happy with all the yards they've given up through the air. The Packer defense has surrendered an average of 336 yards a game during the first quarter of the regular season. That's the second-highest in the NFL, only behind New England.

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Still, it has not hurt the Packers' 4-0 record. And the Green Bay defense ranks a decent 15th in the NFL in passer efficiency. They let opposing quarterbacks get a rating of just 88.6, thanks to eight interceptions which tied the Packers for the league lead through Sunday's contests. The passing defense did a little better last Sunday against Denver. They gave up a season-low 265 yards through the air, and Broncos' quarterback Kyle Orton tossed three interceptions - including one to Charles Woodson for a touchdown.

Green Bay plays at Atlanta on Sunday night. And coach Mike McCarthy says he'll try to control the things that have helped opposing defenses rack up big yardage against Green Bay.

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