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(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer The Green Bay Packers hoped Cedric Benson quickly would add a new dimension to the offense, helping to revive a running game that often has seemed like an afterthought under Mike McCarthy.
In Week 1, Aaron Rodgers was the Packers' leading rusher in a loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
Benson had nine carries for 18 yards, averaging 2 yards per carry. Rodgers ran five times for 27 yards. Nobody else, including promising second-year back Alex Green, got a touch in the running game as the Packers found themselves playing from behind.
Benson is set to face his former team Thursday night, when the Chicago Bears come to Lambeau Field.
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