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How the Green Bay Packers Running Game Can Be Effective in 2012
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Last year, the Green Bay Packers had one of the most dominant passing attacks, but one of the worst rushing attacks.

The Packers only ran the ball 395 times (26th in the the league) for 1,558 yards (27th in the league) and an average of 3.9 yards per attempt (tied with 3 other teams for 26th in the league). They could've done much better.

But 2012 is a new year. The Packers failed to bring back Ryan Grant and instead decided to roll the dice on sophomore running back Alex Green, who is currently recovering from a torn ACL, which is perhaps the most threatening injury a running back could indure.

James Starks should be the main man running the show, and Green and fellow second-year running back Brandon Saine are behind him. UDFA Marc Tyler is on the outside looking in.

With a different look to the backfield, Green Bay hopes to have a lot more success on the ground in 2012. Here's how it can happen.

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