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Packers get 1st preseason victory; Benson shows spark

Aug. 24, 2012

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CINCINNATI - Back on familiar turf, Cedric Benson looked a bit like he did when he was a 1,000-yard rusher for the Cincinnati Bengals each of the last three seasons.

It was just his first game as a member of the Green Bay Packers, and he carried only six times. Yet in that short stint during the first half of Thursday's penultimate preseason game, which the Packers won 27-13 for their first exhibition win of the summer, Benson might have shown coach Mike McCarthy that he's worthy of the starting running back job.

He surely will get another look in next week's preseason finale against the Kansas City ...

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