Posted November 28, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Bengals' offense is developing into a lot more than just Dalton-to-Green, one of the main reasons they're back in the playoff chase. Finally, they've figured out how to run the ball. Cincinnati has won three lopsided games in a row largely because the running game has finally gotten in gear. After struggling to find running room for the first half of the season, BenJarvus Green-Ellis has put together 100-yard rushing games the last two weeks. Green-Ellis ran for a season-high 129 yards during a 34-10 win over the Raiders on Sunday that included the two longest runs of his career - 48 and 39 yards. The difference is noticeable. ''Confidence plays a big role,'' offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said. ''Those guys love to run the ball and it takes the pressure off the quarterback. When you have success running the ball, guys come off (the snap) harder. ''You can see our running game fluctuates from week to week, but they are buying into the system and doing a great job.'' The...
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