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Breaking down Atlanta's running game

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

PHOENIX -- I had a column earlier today in which I wrote about how much Michael Turner has meant to Atlanta's running game.

Time to update that a bit because I just got some numbers from ESPN Stats & Information that supplement what I wrote and are a bit surprising. Turner is generally viewed as a power back who's at his best running between the tackles. But the numbers show that's not entirely true.

When running inside the tackles, Turner has averaged 3.8 yards a carry. When running from the tackles to the outside, Turner has averaged 5.2 yards per carry.

By the way, Jerious Norwood is viewed as Atlanta's speed back. But the numbers also show that label may be a little misleading. Norwood has averaged 7.2 yards a carry inside the tackles and 4.1 yards to the outside.