GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Commitment to the running game? Check. Production in the running game? Not so much.
The Packers' 26th-ranked rushing attack has been trending in the wrong direction over the past three weeks. Since Cedric Benson's Lisfranc foot injury in Week 5 in Indianapolis, it's been mostly a struggle for Green Bay to get anything going on the ground.
Second-year running back Alex Green has stepped into the starting role, less than one year after tearing his ACL as a rookie. But in his three starts, plus the second half against the Colts, Green is averaging just 2.9 yards per carry.
"Coming in, the guys don't really have a good feel for me yet," Green said Wednesday. "We're definitely making steps forward. Obviously the production isn't there, but we're making positive steps forward and that's the biggest thing.
"I think it's close. It takes time."
The lack of success hasn't been for a lack of trying, though...