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With Running Backs, Packers Run Misdirection

Contrary to popular thinking, Packers coach Mike McCarthy dialed up about as many running plays as any team in the league over the second half of the season. Watch out now, with Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin potentially providing a threat not seen in decades.

One thing's for sure: Aaron Rodgers won't get sacked if he's handing off. Not since Ahman Green was running roughshod over the NFL a decade ago have the Green Bay Packers had this sort of talent in the running back with the additions of Alabama's Eddie Lacy and UCLA's Johnathan Franklin. The Packers potentially haven't had a backfield tandem like this since John Brockington and MacArthur Lane and... Recommended Stories