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Teams eye faster pace, more plays

Mailbag: Offensive trend could be bolstered by more penalties

Updated: July 21, 2014, 9:17 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Two themes are starting to emerge as teams open training camps.

On offense, more teams are trying to quicken the pace in order to run more plays. Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy recently said he wants to run 75 plays per game after averaging 67.2 last year. The Denver Broncos (72.1) and New England Patriots (70.4) were the only two teams to average more than 70 plays per game last season.

I wouldn't be surprised if the number of teams averaging 70-plus ...

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