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Van Roten Greg
Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers are no longer winless this preseason. A 27-13 victory in Cincinnati over the Bengals won't mean much once records are erased in less than two weeks, but coach Mike McCarthy and the Packers finally have a long list of positives to talk about when they review the game film this weekend.Five things we learned from the Packers' win:1. Cedric Benson is a difference maker: Based on what Benson has shown over the past 10 days, and more importantly in his first game action Thursday night for the Packers, it's hard to imagine he entered training camp as a free agent. Transitioning to Green Bay's one-back offensive system has been relatively seamless for Benson, finding his way early on with Aaron Rodgers and the starters in Cincinnati. Though Alex Green technically started at running back, he only had five carries for 10 yards while Benson exploded for 38 yards on six rushing attempts (6.3 average). Benson, who has not been much of a threat as a receiver...
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All offseason the Green Bay Packers have been hoping that someone would step up and take hold of the starting running back position and last night in Cincinnati, the newly acquired Cedric Benson may have done just that with his six-carry, 38 yard performance against his former team.
Benson, who was just signed as a free agent by Green Bay a little over a week ago, is coming...
Cedric Benson makes debut for Packers against Bengals.
What a difference one player can make. Cedric Benson breathed life into the Packers' offense during an outstanding debut at Cincinnati on Thursday night. These killer numbers drive home what was obvious as Benson produced on the ground and set things up through the air.
Could James Starks be on his way out of Green Bay? It appears that is very possible according to one Packers beat writer. Starks could be considered to be expendable now with the addition of veteran RB Cedric Benson to the Green Bay roster. Benson gives the Packers something their offense has lacked in recent seasons, a legitimate feature back.
Rob Reischel, Packers beat writer for...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Aaron Rodgers has not forgotten what it was like sitting in the green room during the 2005 NFL draft, waiting around as 23 other players were picked before the Green Bay Packers finally called his name. Cedric Benson, recently signed by the Packers, was one of the players Rodgers had to watch take the stage, shake the commissioner's hand and put on the hat...
With roster cuts just a few days away and the Sept. 9 regular-season opener with the San Francisco 49ers closing in, the Green Bay Packers finally had a strong performance this preseason. In beating the Cincinnati Bengals, 27-13, on Thursday night, Green Bay avoided an 0-3 record and, more important, made significant improvements in several areas.Handing out grades following the...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Packers are 0-2 so far this preseason and have yet to look very good in many areas. This week, however, when the team travels to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals, Green Bay's starters will see much more action than they have in preseason games to this point.Picking up a win is not the main goal, but a strong performance is needed from the Packers on offense...
The Green Bay Packer first offensive team reminded fans of last season during their time on the field in Cincinnati Thursday night. Lead by the rushing of Aaron Rodgers the Green Bay Packers were able to put 17 points on the board in the first half on the way to a 27 to 13 preseason victory.
Cedric Benson did not start the game with the first unit but came into the game when the...
Very rarely does a team go 15-1 in the NFL. Any team posting a record that good has a chance to get a little cocky and maybe even think that they don’t have much room for improvement.In the case of the Green Bay Packers, there is clearly a great deal of improvement needed in both the ground attack and the running game and they are aware of both.The Packers did their best to address...
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was just 5-for-17 for 40 yards against Green Bay in what was likely his final tuneup before the season begins.Fantasy Spin:Dalton hasn't done much in preseason and to date none of the other Bengals' receivers have stepped up to help out A.J. Green. Dalton had a fine rookie season (3,398 yards, 20 TDs, 13 INTs) and we expect improvement in Year...