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Packers' goal on offense: Feed Benson the ball

12:44 PM, Oct. 2, 2012
Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson (32) tries to evade New Orleans Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton (50) during Sunday's game at Lambeau Field. Lukas Keapproth/Press-Gazette
Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson (32) tries to evade New Orleans Saints linebacker Curtis Lofton (50) during Sunday's game at Lambeau Field. Lukas Keapproth/Press-Gazette
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If your name isn't Cedric Benson, don't expect to carry the football very often, or at all, for the Green Bay Packers in upcoming games.

Assuming Benson remains healthy, it doesn't look like James Starks or Alex Green will get many carries going forward.

"He's a workhorse and when he touches the ball, the more he touches it, the better he gets," Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements said Monday of Benson. "We'd like to work those other guys in there if the opportunity presents itself but you try to get (Benson) the ball to get him going." ...

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