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Packers Training Camp Countdown: 1 Day

McCarthy (Jeff Hanisch - USA Today Sports)

Every day until the start of camp on Friday, we've provided one juicy nugget to whet your appetite for the return of football. On the day before training camp, Mike McCarthy again said his team would run the ball better? Why, given the statistical insignificance?

Running the football has almost no correlation to playing winning football. Last season, four of the top five and eight of the top 14 teams in terms of yards per rushing attempt made the playoffs. The 12 playoff teams averaged a ranking of 11.9. Baltimore won the Super Bowl while ranking 12th and San Francisco won the NFC while ranking third. Those, however, are the outliers over the past five... Recommended Stories


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