Bengals finally get running game moving

The Bengals have gotten back into the playoff chase by becoming more complete on offense.

During a three-game winning streak, Cincinnati hasn't been dependent upon the Andy Dalton-to-A.J. Green passing tandem to get it done. Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis has back-to-back 100-yard games, his first of the season, and the Bengals have been getting better each week at running away to big leads.

Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden sees the offensive line gaining confidence after a shaky start. The Bengals had a new center and two new guards to start the season.

Plus, teams are paying so much attention to Green that there have been openings for the running backs to have big games.

The Bengals (6-5) head to San Diego, tied with Pittsburgh for the final AFC wild card.

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