The Cincinnati Bengals have been unable to run the ball to begin the season and the statistics show that. Joe Mixon is taking it personal that Cincinnati ranks last in the NFL in rushing this season.

When Zac Taylor was hired as the head coach this offseason, everyone assumed that the offense was going to be fixed overnight. The offense is playing without A.J. Green right now but the team has seen a decent improvement in their passing game from a year ago.

At the same time, the running game led by Mixon has yet to get off the ground to begin the season. Currently, Cincinnati ranks last in rushing yards per game (49.5) and yards per rushing attempt (2.8).

Furthermore, Mixon has just 47 rushes for 149 yards and zero rushing touchdowns this season. By the looks of it, the offensive line has been a major reason why the Bengals are unable to run the ball successfully.

Just a month into the season, the Bengals have allowed 19 sacks this season (second-most in the NFL). That is after an abysmal showing from the offensive line that saw Dalton get taken down eight times on Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

On top of their pass protection, the offensive line has failed to create holes for Mixon and others to run through, In the first four games of the season, Cincinnati has been stuffed (tackled at or behind the line of scrimmage) on 31 percent of their rushing attempts.

Due to that, Mixon and the offense have become stagnant in recent weeks.

However, Mixon and the offense have a chance to get their rushing attack back on track against an Arizona Cardinals run defense that has allowed 146.5 rushing yards per game (fifth-most in NFL).