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Fourth-quarter fumbles can turn the Packers low-risk signing of Cedric Benson into a disaster.
For a team that doesn’t run the ball much, the Packers sure like to talk about the importance of running the ball.
Yes, a good running game is nice to have, but it’s not necessary, especially with a QB like Aaron Rodgers and the Packers talented WRs.
It would be nice to see the Packers get more production in the run game during the fourth quarter, though, especially when preserving a lead and killing the clock. That’s one of the reaons Ted Thompson plucked Cedric Benson off his couch and brought him to Green Bay.
Thompson probably had visions of Benson crashing up the middle late in games, moving the pile forward as the lead built on the arm of Aaron Rodgers became more insurmountable and precious seconds ticked off the clock.
That’s a cool vision and all, but how close is it to reality?
Benson in crunch time
Last season with the Bengals, Benson had 67 carries for 289 yards in the fourth q...
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Former Bengals running back Cedric Benson is looking forward to going up against his former team this week when he suits up as a member of the Green Bay Packers.
“It’s going to be fun, to say the least,” said Benson per Cincinnati.com. “It’ll be good just to go against that defense. I’ve seen all those guys coming in, I’ve seen them work together, so...
Former Bears/Bengals running back Cedric Benson,
How many of you were caught off guard with the Reggie Wells signing? How about the Cedric Benson signing? Me too. Now for all of us who think we know Ted Thompson, we’d naturally think that in response to the spate of injuries (which is also unusually high enough for a training camp that head coach Mike McCarthy has had to...
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.
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 wanted to look crisp coming off a drubbing by Cleveland. Rodgers led the way, going 12 of 22 for 154 yards with...
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...
The Green Bay Packers are not scheduled to practice today as game three of the preseason is on tap for Thursday night. The 2-0 Cincinnati Bengals will host the Green Bay Packers at six p.m. Thursday night.
Both teams saw playoff action during the 2011 NFL playoffs and Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy plans on an extended look at the starting offense during the third preseason...
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...
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