Lightened Loads

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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1992--2001 Attempts Per Game NFL Rank
ANTOWAIN SMITH
2001 Patriots 17.9 14TH
JAMAL LEWIS
2000 Ravens 19.3 10TH
MARSHALL FAULK
1999 Rams 15.8 17TH
TERRELL DAVIS
1998 Broncos 24.5 3RD
1997 Broncos 24.6 2ND
EDGAR BENNETT
1996 Packers 13.9 21ST
EMMITT SMITH
1995 Cowboys 23.6 1ST
RICKY WATTERS
1994 49ers 14.9 15TH
EMMITT SMITH
1993 Cowboys 20.2 3RD
1992 Cowboys 23.3 2ND

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)