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"We haven’t had as many chunks at this time as we had a year ago,’’ Payton said. "Is that because...

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"We haven’t had as many chunks at this time as we had a year ago,’’ Payton said. "Is that because we’re just getting softer zones? We probably are getting a little bit more. They probably are off a little bit more and we’re probably being a little more patient as we study our offense. That forces you to then complete it for six or seven and run the ball. It’s not going to happen as quickly and yet we’ll never stop attempting to get the ball down the field to various personnel.

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