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Turnovers Sink Offense's Gains

QB Aaron Rodgers (Jonathan Daniel/Getty)

Because of their carelessness with the ball, Green Bay's scoring average is down 4.9 points per game. So, while the average play is gaining more yardage, the offense is getting a lot fewer snaps.

It's Football 101: Don't turn the ball over. Last year's Green Bay Packers did that better than any team in franchise history with just 16 giveaways. Aaron Rodgers threw seven interceptions — with a league-leading 1.3 interception percentage — and Ryan Grant didn't turn over the ball on any of his 282 carries. This year's Packers have 13 giveaways, putting them on pace for 30. Rodgers already...

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