"(Opponents) have a little bit to do with it, DuJuan Harris has something to do with it," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said of the improvement. "I'm excited about what he's given us."
Though Harris is only rushing for about 40 yards per game, he's averaging 4 yards a carry. That's not Adrian Peterson-like production, but it's enough to force defenses to not load up in the secondary.
He's also been a brute in pass protection, and has sure enough hands that Rodgers didn't hesitate to go to him.
"He's doing a good job and we're pretty extensive with what we ask our backs to do in pass protection," McCarthy said. "I'm very pleased and impressed with his growth when his opportunity came so late in the year and what he's been able to do over the last three to four weeks."
While Harris appreciates the faith the Packers have in him, he doesn't feel as if he's made it. Not after where he was only a few months ago.