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Green Bay Packers resist dynasty label

No such talk, even if core of championship team is intact as injured players return

Updated: September 9, 2011, 9:33 AM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

In the halcyon days of the early 2000s, no one dared mention the word. Maybe it was like talking to a pitcher during a no-hitter; nobody wanted to jinx it. The "D" word, in the inner confines of the New England Patriots' locker room, was taboo. Oh, players and coaches heard it plenty on the outside, from people whose lives didn't turn on the pull of a hamstring. But inside those walls, if someone uttered it, he obviously wasn't focused enough on the task at hand.

Yet in the late-night ...

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