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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Offense

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The Bad

Believe it or not, there wasn’t a lot of bad…because it all fits into the ugly category.

Oct 31, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (42) is tackled by Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake (91) during the first quarter at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

BenJarvus Green-Ellis

BJGE continues a very disappointing year. Facing the 19th ranked run defense, BJGE saw 21 carriers (just 1 less than his season high) yet compiled just 72 yards (3.4 ypc). 1 of those went for 14, so his other 20 went for just 58 (2.9 ypc). That just doesn’t cut it.

Most disappointing, has been his ability to convert 3rd and 4th and short situations (his supposed strength). After failing last week on a 4th and goal from the 1, BJGE had a 3rd and 2 and a 3rd and 1 opportunity on Thursday and failed to convert on both.