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Cheese Curds, 9/20: Ty Montgomery leads NFL in a pair of statistical categories

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The Packers’ running back is the top player in the league in a couple of measures.

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Ty Montgomery of the Green Bay Packers has been a constant storyline this offseason, as the former wide receiver made a full commitment to the running back position. The Packers elected to roll with Montgomery and a trio of third-day draft picks at the position, and so far the playing time breakdown has been even more skewed in Montgomery’s direction than expected.

Only one other tailback has seen even a single snap on offense, that being Jamaal Williams, the fourth-round draft pick. As a result, Montgomery’s workload has been massive so far, as he has amassed 39 total touches for 203 yards from scrimmage.

Still, the touches don’t tell the story on just how significant his playing time advantage has been. That is illustrated best by on particular stat in today’s Cheese Curds below.

What You Might've Missed: Rookie review | Packers.com
In this week's film review at the team website, Mike Spofford looks at Kevin King's performance, focusing on a few of his best plays. Perhaps my favorite is his pass breakup when covering Julio Jones on a crossing route, as he showed great awareness to avoid getting rubbed by the cross coming from the opposite side of the field.

Ty Montgomery leads NFL running backs in one stat: playing time - ESPN
There's no question so far about whether or not the Packers view Ty Montgomery as a bell-cow running back; he has played more snaps than any other running back and is on pace to log more snaps than last year's league leader at the position.

Ty Montgomery, Randall Cobb power Packers’ YAC attack | Packers Wire
Meanwhile, Monty is also leading the league in yards after the catch, picking up 132 yards in that category despite having just 114 net receiving yards.

Green and Bold: Believe What the First-Half Offense Shows You | Cheesehead TV
This sentiment is similar to one shared by our Peter Bukowski earlier this week, which suggests that the offense's moribund performances in the first halves of the last two games is more reality than mirage and deserves blame for the team's slow starts.

Out of 5,294 passes, Aaron Rodgers has (still) thrown just one pick-six - ESPN
Who is the only player ever to take a Rodgers interception back for a touchdown? Put your guess in the comments and then click here to find out (no cheating, please!)