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Packers rookie Johnathan Franklin fumbles away breakout performance
Packers rookie Johnathan Franklin fumbles away breakout performance

Johnathan Franklin, the standout running back from Los Angeles Dorsey High and UCLA, had a breakout game with Green Bay on Sunday until a late fumble derailed a chance for the Packers to seal a victory and allowed the Cincinnati Bengals to pull out a 34-30 victory. Franklin, who began the season third on the depth chart, went into the game for James Starks and finished with 103 yards rushing and had a two-yard touchdown run. Starks injured a knee while replacing rookie starter Eddie Lacy, who sat out the game because of a concussion. The breakout performance for Franklin came to a grinding halt as he tried to pick up a first down on a fourth-and-one play at the Bengals' 30...

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