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The Packers are currently 24th in the NFL in rushing offense. Green Bay averages just under 100 yards a game (99.2) running the football.
The Packers are only averaging 3.8 yards a rush, plus have rushed for only two touchdowns all season, which is tied for the lowest total in the league.
The Packers have been forced to use a committee of running backs this season due to injuries.
First, Cedric Benson was the main man running the rock earlier in the season, until a foot injury in Week 5 put him on the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list.
Up until the injury, Benson was showing signs of improvement. Overall, Benson has rushed for 248 yards and one touchdown.
After Benson's injury, the Packers utilized second-year running back Alex Green over the next four games, as Green has rushed for 272 yards, but only had a 3.1 yards per rush average.
That opened the door for James Starks, who was supposed to be the main guy at running back this season, until a turf toe injury in the first preseason game sidelined the back for several weeks. That led to the signing of Benson as a free agent.
Last week, Starks gained 74 yards running the ball against the Lions, and overall has 154 yards rushing.
The Packers also utilize Randall Cobb as a back once in awhile, and Cobb has paid big dividends. Cobb has 115 yards rushing and a robust 14.4 yards per carry average.
Aaron Rodgers is also one of the best running quarterbacks in the NFL, and he has also contributed 165 yards rushing.
That being said, the Packers have to try and continue running the football and having some balance in their offensive attack.
The Packers have attempted over 20 carries in the run game the last five weeks, and guess what happened? The Packers won all five games.
Plus Rodgers has benefited too, as he has thrown 17 touchdown passes in those five games, compared to just two interceptions.
The Packers have to get their rushing average better, but more importantly, have to keep running the rock for balance.
When the Packers won Super Bowl XLV, Starks led all NFL backs with 315 yards in the 2010 postseason. That statistic helped Rodgers have a great postseason himself, as he threw nine touchdown passes versus just two picks.
That all led to Rodgers being named Super Bowl XLV MVP and the Packers bringing back the Vince Lombardi Trophy to Green Bay.