CINCINNATI (AP) -- Aaron Rodgers ran everywhere, including the end zone. Twice.
The MVP quarterback led Green Bay to a big first half Thursday night, running for 52 yards and two touchdowns during a 27-13 preseason victory that got the Packers' offense moving at full speed.
The Packers (No. 1 in the AP Pro32) wanted to look crisp coming off a drubbing by Cleveland. Rodgers led the way, going 12 of 22 for 154 yards with an interception while leading the Packers to 245 yards and a 17-6 halftime lead. He also scrambled six times, scoring on runs of 12 and 5 yards.
"Obviously, you can't let the quarterback run like we did," Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said. "When that happens, it nullifies good coverage or a good initial rush, and it wipes out the other good plays you make."
Running back Cedric Benson made his Packers debut against his former team and ran six times for 38 yards. Benson led the Bengals (No. 14) in rushing each of the last four years, but they decided to let him leave ...