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Larry Stone: Don't bet on Rodgers avoiding Sherman again

One of the biggest plot points for Sunday's NFC title game has become: "Will they or won't they?" More specifically, will the Packers target cornerback nonpareil Richard Sherman this time around, or do what they did in the season opener, which was avoid Sherman's side completely? Byron Maxwell, the Seattle cornerback who received the bulk of the Packers' action when they shunned Sherman Island, has a hunch he knows the answer. If Green Bay chooses to eschew Sherman's side again, Maxwell would be surprised. "I would be, because we beat them by 20 points," said Maxwell, who is healthy again after a bout with the flu that knocked him out of the...

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