Packers coach Mike McCarthy has shown a commitment to the running game the past three weeks, giving Alex Green an average of more than 20 carries per game over that span.
While it appears McCarthy remains committed to the second-year pro, he will have to decide soon whether to give James Starks a bigger role in the running game on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, writes Rob Demovsky. (http://pck.rs/XPXBqA)
Meanwhile, if you're wondering why the running game hasn't been very efficient, don't blame the Packers' offensive line, says Cliff Christl and Eric Barancyzk in their weekly game analysis. (http://pck.rs/TR7VJv).
In the Packers notebook (http://pck.rs/SbDqiK), Wes Hodkiewicz writes that defensive coordinator Dom Capers didn't see what Davon House did wrong when he was penalized for breaking up a pass against the Jaguars on Sunday. Also, Hurricane Sandy is impacting Packers receiver Greg Jennings, whose surgery scheduled today in Philadelphia was postponed.
Also worth reading:
Demovsky explores the Packers' penchant for special teams trick plays this season (http://pck.rs/TR8e6W). One reason is to inject a spark into the team, according to special teams coach Shawn Slocum, something that wasn't necessary last year due to the Packers' explosive offense.