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Lightened Loads
David Sabino
July 23, 2012
Over the last decade, most Super Bowl--winning teams have adopted a running-back-by-committee approach. Compare the workloads of those teams' busiest rushers with the ones carried by top backs on the 10 previous champs.
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July 23, 2012

Lightened Loads

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2002--11 Attempts Per Game NFL Rank
AHMAD BRADSHAW  
2011 Giants 14.3 20TH
BRANDON JACKSON  
2010 Packers 11.9 28TH
MIKE BELL  
2009 Saints 13.2 23RD
WILLIE PARKER  
2008 Steelers 19.1 7TH
BRANDON JACOBS  
2007 Giants 18.4 12TH
JOSEPH ADDAI  
2006 Colts 14.1 27TH
WILLIE PARKER  
2005 Steelers 17.0 18TH
COREY DILLON  
2004 Patriots 23.0 2ND
ANTOWAIN SMITH  
2003 Patriots 14.0 23RD
MICHAEL PITTMAN  
2002 Buccaneers 12.8 28TH

Over the last decade, most Super Bowl--winning teams have adopted a running-back-by-committee approach. Compare the workloads of those teams' busiest rushers with the ones carried by top backs on the 10 previous champs.

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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