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