GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Mike McCarthy has known for a while the Green Bay Packers' running game would be in good shape.
"We'll be better, I promise you that," the Packers eighth-year head coach said in June after one offseason practice. "You can write that down. In big letters."
Seven games into the season, McCarthy's team is delivering on his promise.
After rushing for 182 yards - tying the team's season high - during Sunday night's 44-31 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, the Packers are averaging 141.4 yards rushing per game (fourth in the NFL) and 4.8 yards per carry (tied for third in the NFL).
Last season, the Packers averaged 106.4 yards rushing per game (No. 20 in the league) and 3.9 yards per carry (22nd in the league).
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