Aaron Rodgers: 'Leading Rusher' Not Uncommon for Green Bay Packers
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While coach Mike McCarthy may not want to see Rodgers' name sitting atop the team’s rushing stats on a regular basis, Rodgers has been the team’s top runner in a handful of games since he took over the starting QB position in 2008.
The following are the games since 2008 when Rodgers has been the team’s leading rusher:
Date, Yards gained, opponent (game outcome)
November 1, 2009: 52 yards vs. Minnesota (lost game)
November 28, 2010: 51 yards vs. Atlanta (lost game)
December 12, 2010: 25 yards vs. Detroit (lost game)
January 2, 2011: 21 yards vs. Chicago (won game)
December 4, 2011: 32 yards vs. New York Giants (won game)
January 15, 2012 (playoff game): 66 yards vs. New York Giants (lost game)
In addition, in the 62 regular-season games that Rodgers has started since ’08, the Packers QB has been the second-leading rusher in 18 of those contests. He was also the second-leading rusher in the January 23, 2011 playoff game against the Bears.
Here’s a couple more stats about Rodgers' running prowess:
* The Packers are 13-10 in games when Rodgers gains 25 or more yards on the ground.
* The Packers are 9-9 in games when Rodgers scores a touchdown rushing.
* Rodgers' 52 yards on the ground yesterday matches his regular-season high for rushing yards in a single game. He had 52 yards rushing in two regular-season games: November 11, 2009 vs. the Vikings; November 6, 2011 against the Chargers. His career best is the 66 yards he gained on the ground in their playoff loss to the Giants last year.
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