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Packers | Focus on air attack in Week 15

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said following Week 15 that the Pittsburgh Steelers' defensive personnel groups on first and second down influenced his decision to throw the football more often during the game. The Steelers played a lot of base defense on first and second down, and as a result, the Packers had just 12 total rushing attempts in the game for 60 yards. RB Ryan Grant led the team's rushers with 37 yards on eight carries, but 24 yards came on one touchdown run. "Well, frankly, I think it was more the way they played us to our personnel groups," McCarthy said. "They played a lot of base defense on first and second down, and that's really why I went the direction I did with our passing game."

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