Bengals' Running Game Stuck In Place
They overhauled the offensive line and brought in BenJarvus Green-Ellis in the offseason, hoping for a more diverse approach. So far, it's not working out that way.
The Bengals (3-3) rank 21st in the NFL in running the ball, forcing them to throw a lot more than they'd like. It's also contributed to an inability to string together long drives they've converted only 26.7 percent of third downs, worst in the league.
The Bengals are averaging 3.9 yards per carry, the same as last season. Green-Ellis is averaging only 3.4 yards per carry, after averaging 4 yards in four seasons with New England.
They need to get that part of their offense working on Sunday night against Pittsburgh (2-3).
Source: Associated Press