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Running Mentality Has Big Picture in Mind

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Last year's record-setting passing attack didn't mean a darned thing in the playoffs and spurred a different mind-set on offense. That's been especially apparent during the last five games, when the Packers are running the ball as much as any team in the league.

In the span of a season, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy has gone from Air Coryell to Ground Chuck. If you're not an old-school football fan, Don Coryell was the architect of the high-flying Chargers offenses of 30 years ago. Coaching in the same era, Chuck Knox's offenses were defined by their reliance on the running game. McCarthy's offense has made an astounding transition this season... Recommended Stories

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