Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers led the team with 52 rushing yards and an 8.2 yards-per-carry average on Thursday night in the team's 27-13 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, but Cedric Benson still put together a nice performance in his Packers debut.
In fact, Benson looked quite good against his former teammates on the Bengals, as he rushed for 38 yards on six carries -- good for a 6.3 yards-per-carry average. Benson rushed for more yards than either Cincinnati running back on Thursday night, so it went well as far as the "show them what they are missing" factor as well.
Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel came away quite impressed with the veteran RB:
Fresh legs or not, Cedric Benson looked like a real back Thurs nt. Been long time since one could say that about anyone in— Bob McGinn (@BobMcGinn) August 24, 2012
The 2 cuts that Benson made reading the back side and slipping behind pursuit for 8 yd. 2X were exceptional. McCarthy keeps saying natural.— Bob McGinn (@BobMcGinn) August 24, 2012