Catch this: Running backs are catching the ball again

While it's not quite as in vogue as it once was, using running backs as receivers is slowly re-emerging as a big part of of the passing offense, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Updated: October 28, 2006, 9:59 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

With just under one minute remaining in the first half of last Sunday's game at Paul Brown Stadium, Carolina tailback Nick Goings motioned out of the backfield. He ran toward the right sideline, then came to a stop nearly 25 yards from where he had broken the huddle, aligning essentially as the third flanker in a three-wide receiver formation.

Goings broke up the right seam on the snap, ran right past Cincinnati Bengals' cornerback Tory James, and easily gathered in a 20-yard touchdown ...

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