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Running Game Has Been Running on Empty

Who is the Packers' leading returning rusher? And how do the Packers' top runners compare with the list of top active rushers? The answers to those questions explain why there are such huge expectations on their rookie running backs.

It's no wonder Eddie Lacy has been deemed the savior of the Green Bay Packers' hibernating running game. Or, make that, it's no wonder Johnathan Franklin has been declared the savior of the long-slumbering running game. Whether it's one or the other, the numbers tell the dreadful tale of the Packers' rushing attack, which boasts Aaron Rodgers as the leading career rusher and touchdown runner...

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