By BOB McGINN
They made some breaks and took advantage of some others. That’s usually how upsets happen.
For 59 minutes, 43 seconds on Sunday night the Green Bay Packers played the heavily favored Pittsburgh Steelers on even terms at Heinz Field. The score was tied, 28-28, and with the Steelers 37 yards from field-goal range it appeared as if the game was headed to overtime.
Defensive coordinator Dom Capers had steadfastly adhered to one of the most conservative game plans of his nine-year tenure in Green Bay. His final blitz rate on passes of 7.6% was the second lowest of his 155 games.
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