Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 11/4/12
GREEN BAY, Wis. There was an emphasis on running the ball all week in practice. Packers coach Mike McCarthy was searching for a way to get the ground game working after consecutive weeks of Alex Green struggling to provide the offense with the balance that it needed to be successful. Though Green hadn't been getting the job done by himself, the trio of he, James Starks and wide receiver Randall Cobb provided Green Bay with its best rushing performance in more than three years. In the Packers' 31-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals, the team finished with 176 yards on the ground, the most since Week 7 of the 2009 season. "That's the way you want to run the ball," McCarthy said. "I was very pleased with the rushing effort." Starks led the way with 61 yards on 17 attempts (3.6 average), Green had 53 yards on 11 carries (4.8 average) and Cobb ran the ball out of the backfield three times for 29 yards. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers also scrambled five times for 36 yards. It was the first t...
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

NFL suspends Denver's T.J. Ward for season opener

Report: ‘Highly unlikely’ Patriots attempt to recoup draft picks

Poll: Most players oppose Goodell's disciplinary power

Russell Wilson downplays struggling preseason offense

Dodgers call up top prospect Corey Seager

Redskins teammate says RG3 would be good fit with Eagles

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Kraft calls Brady 'a classy person of the highest integrity'

Report: Owners didn't want NFL to appeal Brady ruling

Legal expert: Pats have case to recoup draft picks, $1M fine

Greg Hardy reportedly plans to appeal suspension

NFLPA issues statement on Brady ruling, criticizes Goodell

RGIII receives standing ovation at Redskins luncheon

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The Gospel Of Harbaugh prepares for its ultimate test of faith

Meet the Utah Utes, the pluckiest program in college football

Iman Shumpert will name daughter Iman Shumpert Jr.

Dallas company celebrates Romo with DirecTV 'crownies'

Top 10 storylines for Week 4 of the NFL preseason

Matt Williams is still hopelessly married to the idea of the closer’s role

Five unique CFB games to watch this weekend

Be careful what you wish for, Jay Gruden

Ryan taking leap of faith with Bills

Top 10 storylines for Week 1 of college football season

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker