One silver lining for the Green Bay Packers in their 34-30 loss is that they have appeared to find a running game.
Eddie Lacy was inactive due to a concussion sustained last week and James Starks left the game with a knee injury. Third-string running back Johnathan Franklin entered and ran well — until the end of the game that is.
Franklin ran for 103 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries, with a long of 51. He was impressive during his time in the game, though it was his costly mistake near the end of the game that helped give Cincinnati the win.
Franklin fumbled the ball on a fourth-and-short, with the Packers hoping to run the clock out. The Bengals recovered, with Terrence Newman running 58 yards the other way for what would be the winning score.
This is the second consecutive week the Packers have had a 100-yard rusher after going without that for 44 consecutive games.
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